Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks can cause discomfort, itchiness, allergic reactions, and can carry serious diseases. The chance that your pet may get fleas or ticks depends on where you live and the environment around you. Although fleas thrive in warmer weather they can be a problem all year round. Ticks tend to live in wooded areas or areas with high grass.
Detecting fleas and/or ticks on your pet indicates that these pests are also in your house. If you notice small bites, especially around your ankles, you might have fleas in your house. Fleas and ticks can be eliminated with a topical treatment from your vet. It is important to treat your house, especially areas where you pet frequently lounges, if they have fleas or ticks. It is also important to treat all other pets, including outdoor cats, at this time. As with most diseases, prevention is the greatest defense against ticks and fleas. There are many medications that we can recommend to make sure your pet is protected from these pests.
The greatest threat fleas and ticks pose is that they can be carriers for dangerous diseases. Ticks are a main carrier of Lyme disease, something that can affect both humans and animals. Fleas carry parasites as well like tapeworms, so it is important to prevent against them. If you currently don't have your pet on any flea and tick medication, come see us soon!