Fleas and Tick Infestation Prevention With Our Loves Park, IL Veterinarian
Any ramble through the woods or walk around the neighborhood can expose your pet to ticks that can hide in fur and cause health problems, such as Lyme disease. Fleas can easily reside in your lawn, jumping onto your pet for a free ride anytime the animal is outdoors. Once fleas get inside your home, the eggs and nits can fall onto carpeting, upholstery or into cracks in baseboards. You will find that the humans in the household have also become a source for blood for these annoying pests. Eliminating a flea infestation can be a difficult proposition, with daily vacuuming, laundering of all textiles in the home, treatment with pesticides and multiple flea treatments for your pet, or you may have the extra expense of a pest control service. It’s much easier to prevent an infestation than to eliminate the problem, which is why flea and tick prevention is so important for the comfort and health of both you and your pet.
Flea and Tick Prevention Options
A number of different types of flea and tick prevention products are available for pet owners. Spot-on treatments are applied monthly to provide protection. Collars that release flea and tick control chemicals continuously are also available. Dips can be used to kill existing fleas and prevent new infestations. Sprays and powders are other topical methods of preventing infestations. Oral external parasite control products are also available. These pills are administered monthly and work internally to stop the life cycle and reproduction of pests. Some of these methods should not be used on young puppies or kittens. Others should not be used on pregnant pets. In addition, products for dogs can’t be dangerous for use on cats. Your veterinarian can advise you on the best method for your individual pet.
Contact Animal Hospital of Loves Park for Prevention of Fleas and Ticks
Our veterinarians have a wealth of experience caring for the health and well being of our patients. We provide a variety of services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, spaying and neutering surgery, diagnostic services, nutritional counseling and surgery. In order to provide the best care for our patients, we also offer grooming, boarding and emergency care after normal business hours. Contact the Animal Hospital of Loves Park at 815-986-4445 for an appointment to discuss the best flea and tick prevention methods for your pet.