Flea & Tick Prevention

Pets tend to spend more time outdoors during the spring and summer, which puts them at greater risk of becoming a host to fleas or ticks. We can do many things to help keep our pets safe from these parasites, which can negatively affect our pet's health and wellness. However, finding the proper flea treatment or tick prevention method can mean the difference between your pet becoming ill or being happy and healthy. A veterinarian at Crestwood Court Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, WA, can help you find your pet's best possible flea and tick prevention method. 

Flea & Tick Prevention

Problems with Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can cause many health problems for pets, including transferring diseases, which can lead to infections, paralysis, abscesses, and death. Vaccinations are not available for most tick-borne conditions, and treatment against tick-borne illnesses is costly and lengthy. Therefore, tick prevention is the best defense against your pet contracting one of the many diseases carried by these parasites. Check your pet daily, looking for tick bites, which take about 12 hours to transmit anaplasma and 24 hours to transmit Lyme disease. 

Flea infestations can cause extreme discomfort for your pet, resulting in a persistent itch, redness, flaky skin, hot spots, fur loss, and scabs. This is because fleas can carry tapeworm larvae, which, once transmitted, can develop mature tapeworms in your pet's intestines. Additionally, fleas can cause anemia from blood loss in the case of severe infestations. 

Types of Flea and Tick Prevention Products

Many products are available to help with flea treatment and tick prevention. The number of products available to us to help keep our pets safe has grown exponentially over the years, and today it might be challenging to determine which method is the best for our pets. Common flea and tick prevention products include oral medications, topical drops, collars, shampoos, sprays, and wipes. Yard treatments also help control pet-friendly flea and tick populations and can keep everyone in your family safe from these nasty parasites. 

Finding the Best Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention Methods

Not all flea and tick treatment methods are the same, and some products may work better for your pet than others. When looking for flea treatment or tick prevention methods, it is always best to seek advice from your veterinarian, who knows your pet, their breed, and the possible side effects of the varying treatment methods. 

See a Vancouver WA, Veterinarian Today!

The vets at Crestwood Court Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, WA, can offer assistance and guidance on which flea or tick prevention methods are the best for your pet. Call us today at (360) 254-8811 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 

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