Keep Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks with our Loves Park Veterinarians
Flea and tick prevention is an essential part of keeping your dog or cat healthy and happy. During the spring and summer months, your pets face a variety of risks from fleas and ticks. The insect may infect your pet's coat and cause complications with their health. By working with our veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Loves Park, you can prevent parasites from harming your pet.
Fleas and Ticks on Pets
Fleas and ticks are common problems for dogs and cats. Fleas infest your pet's coat and cause irritation due to their bites. They may cause your pet to scratch and harm their body.
Additionally, ticks can spread diseases to animals and humans. A particular concern is the possibility of Lyme Disease. If you notice a tick on your dog or cat, then you want to have the parasite removed by our professional veterinarian and then test your pet for any conditions spread by the insect.
A key part of keeping your pet save is parasite prevention. In our clinic, we help you find the right strategy for your pet's health. We recommend appropriate preventative medicines or treatments for your pet's coat. You can spray a treatment on your pet or give your pet an oral medication as part of a prevention plan.
We also recommend you brush your pet's coat with a flea comb once per week. Vacuum your carpets, couches and other upholstered furniture to remove any fleas from your home. Throw out the bag from the vacuum immediately to remove any fleas from your home. Inspect your dog for any ticks or fleas after you spend time in a wooded or grassy area. Mow your lawn regularly to prevent ticks from moving into your grass.
Contact Animal Hospital of Loves Park for Flea and Tick Prevention
Spring and summer are times when you and your pet should enjoy outdoor activities. The challenge is ensuring that your pets do not bring home fleas and ticks. To learn more about preventing these parasites from harming your pets or to set up an appointment with our Loves Park veterinarian, call (815) 986-4445 today.