Spring Pet Care Tips. Ric talks with Cesar Millan

The weather is warming up. As you and your family start to enjoy the early spring, don’t forget to protect your dog against
spring’s ticking time bombs: fleas and ticks.
The world’s most sought-after dog behaviorist shares his tips for caring for your pets and keeping them safe as the country starts to green up!

Fleas and ticks can be a problem for your pets all year long, but flea populations typically explode about five to six weeks after the weather starts to warm up. Adult ticks, which are approximately the size of sesame seeds, become active in early spring and stay vigorous through fall. Dog owners may be unknowingly exposing their canines to the risks of bloodsucking ticks. One of the most common ticks to infest dogs in the U.S. is the Lone Star Tick, and it’s not limited to Texas – but found as far north as Canada. Lone Star Ticks tend to be more aggressive than many other types of ticks. They will actually hunt their hosts – running towards a potential meal – rather than passively waiting for a host to brush against them. Cesar has teamed up with NexGard, a flea and tick preventative for dogs, to raise awareness of the Lone Star Tick. NexGard is a tasty, beef flavored chew that makes protecting against fleas ticks easier.

Cesar Millan is a New York Times best selling author and has been one of the world’s foremost authorities on behavior and rehabilitation for 25 years. He works with non-profit organizations and dog lovers to save millions of dogs around the country in his Nat Geo WILD series Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation. During his nine-season run as host of the hit series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, he rehabilitated hundreds of aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive and jealous dogs, as well as the families that were usually in the dark about how their own behavior contributed to their dogs’ quirky traits. Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Southern California serves as a home base for his expanding slate of dog behavior and training courses and clinics, “Training Cesar’s Way.”
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