Secure the preventative care services we at Middle Plantation Animal Hospital provide if you want to keep your pet safe from parasites. Visit our location in Williamsburg, VA, at any time if your pet needs preventative care.
The Dangers Posed by Fleas and Ticks
Given their small stature, it’s easy to dismiss fleas and ticks as nothing more than annoying pests but they can carry diseases and cause serious problems for your pets.
Ticks can infect your pets with Lyme disease through their bites. Lyme disease is troubling because it can cause a lot of damage to your pet’s health. It may be a good idea to take your pet to a veterinarian for treatment if you suspect he has Lyme disease.
Fleas are worrisome because they can lead to a tapeworm infection if your pet swallows one. Tapeworm infections can cause long-term health issues for your pet, so they must be prevented. Also, the discomfort caused by flea bites can stress your pet out.
It is much easier to get flea and tick prevention early so that your pet is protected rather than letting the problem happen in the first place.
What Are the Different Forms of Preventative Care for Fleas and Ticks?
You can use different products to protect your pet from fleas and ticks.
While at our animal hospital, you can also ask about using flea and tick shampoos on your pet. As long as you bathe your pet regularly, these shampoos can provide consistent protection.
Flea and tick medication is great for killing those pests. They are easily administered and are cheap as well. It is only a matter of getting your pet to consume the medication which can be hard at times but mixing the medication in with your pet’s favorite food can be a good way of getting him to eat it without him putting up too much of a fuss.
Work closely with our veterinarian to identify the best form of flea and tick prevention for your pet. You may be advised by our vet to use one of the options detailed here or something different based on the scale of the infestation.
Get Preventative Care from Our Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
Allow us at Middle Plantation Animal Hospital to help protect your pet from fleas and ticks. Drop by our location in Williamsburg, VA, so we can discuss the best options for your pet. Call us at (757) 345-6566 for more information from our vet on our veterinary team.