Is it necessary to treat for fleas during cold weather since fleas probably can't survive the cold outdoors?
Great question! Fleas can cause serious health problems so it's important to stay on top of them. We checked in with veterinary technician Sharon Gardner and this is her advice:
If your dog has fleas, if there are fleas in your house, or if your dog might be visiting a place where he could get fleas during the winter months, then you should keep treating her. Indoor heating and warm environments can allow fleas to thrive even during the colder months, so it's best to keep treating your pet so she's as safe and healthy as possible.
Treatment varies for each individual animal, so talk to your vet to get a detailed prevention plan that will work best for your pet!