Pet Owners Beware: Flea & More Tick Outbreaks Expected in 2022

As a result of climate change, parasites are on the move, spreading into areas of the country that historically have had lower prevalence rates and bringing vector-borne diseases with them. The Companion Animal Parasite Control Council predicts that instances of heartworms will be higher than average in 2022 and that the geographic footprint of Lyme Disease will expand. 

To keep animals and humans healthy, the animal health industry is investing in innovative parasite control treatments. For example, dogs and cats can now take parasite medicines through a pill.

But challenges to controlling parasites are coming faster and faster, and we on the frontlines of animal care need a regulatory system that’s fast and flexible so we can stay on top of animal health solutions. Read more about proposed opportunities to lift regulatory barriers.