Flea and Tick Prevention
If you are a cat or dog owner, you are likely aware that your pet is at risk of contracting fleas or ticks. It is important to provide your pet with flea and tick prevention treatment to avoid an infestation. If your pet needs a tick or flea treatment, contact West Plains Animal Hospital in Spokane, WA, to make an appointment.
Flea And Tick Prevention Is Necessary For Pets
If your pet spends any time outdoors, it will definitely come into contact with fleas or ticks if they are prevalent in your area. Even if your pet remains indoors, you can bring a flea or tick inside your home on your clothing and pass it on to your pet. Ticks cause inflammation at the site where they adhere to a pet's skin. Ticks also transmit Lyme disease. Fleas cause extreme discomfort for pets in the form of itchiness, scabs on the skin, and inflammation. Some pets are also allergic to flea bites.
Different Ways To Prevent Fleas And Ticks
There are several products on the market that aid in keeping fleas and ticks from causing your pet distress. Before using a medication, however, it is best to speak to one of our veterinarians since some products are a bit better than others in treating pets suffering from parasites. Some of the methods used for flea and tick prevention include collars, sprays, shampoos, and topical treatments. Also, you can comb your pet's fur regularly to check for fleas and part your pet's fur to look for ticks. If either pests are detected, contact our veterinarians for additional veterinary care.
What Our Veterinarians Can Do To Help
If your pet has fleas or ticks, or if you are unsure and would like our veterinarians to check for you, make an appointment for a routine wellness visit. Let our veterinarians know that you believe your pet has parasites so we can check your pet's body for signs of an infestation. We provide medication to eliminate fleas and ticks from your pet's body. Topical medication is used as a preventative action. This needs to be placed between your pet's shoulder blades every month for continuous protection.
Flea and Tick Prevention in Spokane, WA
If you would like more information about fleas and ticks, or to schedule an appointment at West Plains Animal Hospital, call us today at (509) 624-3474. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you may have and help keep your furry friend pest-free.