Warm winter to blame for more fleas

Warm winter to blame for more fleas

OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - The warm weather means a lot of people have been spending time at the dog park.

Veterinarian Michael Bosilevac says be careful, because the above average temperatures also means the fleas didn't die off.

"It takes five days of weather below 32 degrees to kill an adult flea, so we are seeing more fleas outside," said Bosilevac.

On Thursday, Bosilevac said he treated several animals with fleas.

"I usually do the flea and tick protection on a monthly basis," said Jo Anne Bednarz, who takes care of two adopted greyhounds.

Bednarz says she's concerned about fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

"We are very close with our dogs and we try to give them the best care we can," Bednarz.

She owns five dogs, so she does whatever she can to take care of them.

Bosilevac suggests using medications, but talk to your veterinarian to know which is best.

"We are careful about giving them the protection they need because we want them to stay healthy," said Bednarz.

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