Ticks are out all year long except the brown dog tick which hibernates in cold weather. All ticks are in a feeding frenzy spring and fall. Thanks to a mild winter, this year”s cycle is starting early. All pets that go outdoors should have flea/tick preventative treatments every 28 days. Make sure the medication contacts your pet”s skin. Two consecutive treatments are needed to reach maximum efficacy. All humans, pet owners or not, should protect themselves with approved repellents when outdoors. Talk to your physician for recommendations. It is better to protect than treat. Ask your veterinarian to suggest a product for your pet.