Fleas and Ticks and Pets OH MY !

Fleas and Ticks and Pets OH MY !

This post is sponsored about Fleas and ticks by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but Close to Home only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.

If you are an animal owner fleas and ticks are in your vocabulary. Fleas definitely worry me but knock on wood have never been a menace (watch now we will have them) but Ticks really scare me. We live near the woods and we find ticks on ourselves as well as our pets way too often.

fleas and ticks

Source: WebMD

While I use a monthly application for my dog as she lives in the house, I sometimes forget to apply it to my cat until after a few days. This is even worse because in the summer she spends most of her time outside. We have to pick her up and physically bring her into the garage. She is a southern weather animal.


I remember when our previous cat, who also became an outdoor cat, had at least 4 ticks on her and they were fully expanded, this was so gross and I am sure this lead to her early departure from us. With this in mind, I am excited to be trying one of the Bayer/ Seresto brand flea and tick collars . As you can see we get up close and personal with her as seen in these Cat Bearding shots.


Not only do I worry about my pets being bit by a tick or flea, but if they don’t find a friendly atmosphere on our pet, they will have no trouble crawling on our family and biting us. According to Petparents.com, Ticks also act as vectors of disease. Infected ticks can carry and spread the organisms that can cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, several types of ehrlichiosis, and other potentially deadly diseases. A single tick can carry several disease-causing organisms at the same time. GROSS>  Fleas can lead to skin problems, intestinal parasites, and Anemia.


This is what I am most excited about when trying this new flea and Tick product on Lacey.

  • No need to remember monthly applications
  • Continuous supply of active ingredients released in low concentrations ensures reliable 8-month protection
  • Non-greasy, odorless, easy-to-use
  • KILLS fleas
  • REPELS and KILLS ticks
    If a tick is repelled or killed, it cannot attach to your dog or at and transmit organisms that may cause disease.
  • Water-resistant-if she spends time in the rain
  • Available in three sizes: Large dog, small dog or cat

Some things are obvious like providing your animal with the right food, giving them the right amount of excercise, taking them to the vet annually and preventing fleas and ticks should be on that list too.

How do you help prevent fleas and ticks on your cat or dog?


  1. Living in Atlanta and with the woods as a back yard, flea and tick control is a must. You don’t want your pets to suffer, and you most definitely do not want an infestation in your home. That happened once to us many years ago…never again.

  2. Ticks are bad here too! I check us and the dog every time we go outside!

  3. We had a huge issue with fleas and ticks when we lived in Maine. We’d always forget to apply the stuff until it was too late. This looks like a great product to help those who forget like I do!

  4. I would have to know more about the product as to weight and such as I have a small Yorkie so I am very cautious. I have never had fleas period unless I go to my sisters house in Louisiana. I occasionally have saw a tick but usually on my foot not Gordo ‘ s thank goodness. I always treat him for fleas and ticks anyway. It is so expensive but I want to protect him and give him his heart worm meds too. Thanks I will check this out with my vet.

  5. Living in the country, fleas and ticks are definitely a problem. Thanks for sharing about Seresto.

  6. We always did monthly applications for our dogs. Fleas and ticks can be such a problem.

  7. My sister’s cat had fleas and it was such a bad time! It took so long for us to control it.

  8. We’ve lucked out so far with no fleas or ticks!

  9. Ticks and fleas are definitely an issue at our house with 3 cats and a dog. And, it’s supposed to be a really bad year for tics where I live.

  10. I’ve already seen a few ticks this year, so I’m on the lookout! No pets, but the kids want one, so maybe soon!

  11. No pets for us right now, but I will definitely keep this in mind for I’m ready to get another Dog. Right now I don’t have time for even a fish, I’d probably even kill a houseplant right now with my crazy schedule! 🙂

  12. I think i would die if my dog gad fleas or ticks. will definitely be trying this.

  13. We will have to try out this product on our dog and two cats!

  14. Ticks are very scary to me. I always worry when I’m at a friend’s house who has an indoor/outdoor pet if the pet is bringing in unwanted visitors. I’m glad you have found something that works so well.

  15. We have always battled these awful critters. I always joke Ticks – Oklahoma’s State crop!

  16. I need to share this post with my mom! Although she is not dealing with fleas or ticks at the moment, she ha pets that spend time outdoors.

  17. I’m super grateful that we don’t have flea and tick problems out here in Las Vegas! Back when I lived in Virginia treating your pets for fleas and ticks was a never ending process it was just so hard to find anything that WORKED!

  18. We live in a wooded area, so ticks are a big concern for our dog and my kids.

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