Your dogs, cats and horses could be in danger! We adore our pets and strive to protect them at all costs but are they really safe from mosquito bites?
The answer is NO!
Summertime means insect time! While our four-legged adventurers want to have some fun, it’s important to understand that a single mosquito bite can lead to serious health complications in even the healthiest of pets.
What Can You Do?
1.) Research: Know the types of dangerous mosquito diseases, infections and allergies your pets are susceptible to. For example, one of the most serious and most common disease that can be transmitted by mosquito bites to dogs is heartworm. A single bite from an infected mosquito is all it takes to infect your dog. West Nile Virus is another deadly disease that your dogs, cats or even horses could contract through mosquito bites.
2.) Spot the Symptoms: Allergies and Infections develop when a pet excessively scratches, chews or licks at even a single itchy mosquito bite. Oh, those pesky mosquitoes! Here’s how they make our pets suffer, just like people: raised red welts on the skin, an overwhelming urge to itch and vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy in severe cases.
3.) Take Precaution: Prevention is key especially during the height of mosquito season! Attempt to keep your dog indoors during early morning and early evening hours when mosquitoes are the most active. Keep your doors and windows closed when mosquitoes are in season and use dog-safe insect repellents.
And of course… get a pet-friendly DynaTrap to keep your beloved creatures happy and healthy!! Visit our site to get yours before it’s too late!