The Importance of Flea and Tick Prevention and Treatment
You and your pet probably both love enjoying the great outdoors in and around Sacramento. If your pet goes outside, it's important to make sure he doesn't pick up any unwanted visitors while he's there. Fleas and ticks are two of the most common parasites that plague pets and a flea or tick infestation can spell bad news for your pet's health. If it's been a while since you thought about your pet's parasite prevention regimen, visit us at Broadway Veterinary Hospital and we'll help you make sure that fleas and ticks stay away from your furry friend.
Why Worry about Fleas and Ticks?
Fleas and ticks aren't just annoying and undesirable. They can also carry diseases that can make your pet sick. A single tick bite puts your pet at risk for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Flea bites can cause a great deal of irritation to your pet's skin, which in addition to making your pet miserable, can lead to excessive scratching, hair loss, and infections.
Parasites, fleas in particular, can also take up residence in your house and become very difficult to get rid of. If your pet brings fleas home, expect to have to call the pros to get rid of them. You may also find that you start getting flea bites if you have fleas in your house. It's best to prevent the problem before it even starts.
How Can a Veterinarian Help Prevent My Pet from Picking Up Fleas and Ticks?
There are many simple and effective treatments available that will keep fleas and ticks away from your cat or dog. Some of these treatments are administered by mouth, while others can be applied directly to your pet's skin. Your veterinarian can help you choose the best option for your pet.
What if My Pet Already Has a Problem with Parasites?
If you think your pet has fleas or has been bitten by a tick, make an appointment at our veterinary hospital ASAP. Parasites can be treated, and the sooner your dog or cat gets medical attention, the sooner he'll feel better. Whatever you do, don't ignore the problem. Parasites don't go away on their own, and fleas in particular can multiply out of control quickly if you don't take action.
Our Veterinary Hospital Offers Top-Quality Flea and Tick Prevention and Treatment
If you'd like the peace of mind of knowing that your pet is protected against parasites, our Sacramento veterinary team can help. Give Broadway Veterinary Hospital a call at 916-446-6154 today to set up an appointment for flea and tick treatment.