Dr. Kevin R. Kazacos, DVM, Ph.D., an expert in parasites at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, warns that fleas, ticks and other external parasites are best prevented. Once you let fleas into your home, you'll need the help of an exterminator to get rid of them, and ticks a common disease vectors. Preventative treatments for external parasites are widely available and very effective, but you should see your local veterinarian for the best treatments for your pets.
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