Pets are highly susceptible to getting fleas and ticks. Many people think of fleas and ticks as merely a nuisance, but they can actually cause a wide range of serious health issues in your pets. That is why it is so important to see a veterinarian and have your pet put on a prescription flea and tick prevention medication to keep these pests at bay. Schedule a visit with our veterinarian at Stanton Pet Hospital in Stanton to learn more about flea and tick prevention.
Ticks and Pets
One of the dangers that pets face is tick bites. These bites can irritate the skin and can become infected. Ticks stay in contact with your pet's bloodstream as they drink the blood. This makes your pet's bloodstream vulnerable to a number of bacteria that can be transferred from the tick. This bacteria is responsible for a variety of diseases that can develop in pets as a result of these bites.
Pets are susceptible to both Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever which can each cause serious health effects, as well as other diseases such as tick paralysis. Flea and tick prevention is a must for pets because of the seriousness of tick bites. Several of the diseases that they spread can be fatal to pets.
Fleas and Pets
Fleas are another pest that are often thought of as being just an annoying aspect of owning a pet. However, they can also transfer bacteria to pets and cause other conditions. Because fleas quickly lay eggs on your pet, just one flea can soon turn into hundreds. This can result in many, many bites all over your pet's body.
Allergic dermatitis can also result from flea bites. Several diseases can be spread through these bites, and pets can even get tapeworms if they swallow one of these pests. Even if you haven't seen a flea on your pet, they need to be on a flea and tick prevention medication to prevent infestations.
Prevent Fleas and Ticks for Your Furry Friend
There are over-the-counter methods of fighting these pests, but those will get rid of them once they are already on your pet. The key is to prevent them from biting your pet in the first place. You can do that by getting a flea and tick prevention medication from our veterinarian. Call our team at Stanton Pet Hospital today at (714) 828-5891 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.