Flea & Tick Prevention
Flea and tick prevention is very important to the health and well being of your pet. It is up to you to make sure that your pet has been properly treated for fleas and ticks. Some owners use flea and tick collars. Some use spot treatments every month, and some owners prefer giving them pet a monthly pill. There are a few reasons why flea and tick prevention is so important.
Flea Infestations Can Make Your Pet Uncomfortable
Fleas can make your pet itchy and very uncomfortable. Over time, your pet can start losing fur due to the scratching and the biting. If your pet has an allergy to a flea bite, it can result in a secondary infection.
Fleas Attack Humans
When your pet becomes infested with fleas, it is not uncommon for them to be all over the house. When this happens, they will feed on any warm-blooded body that they can find. This includes humans. Fleas will bite humans, and they leave red itchy patches behind. The only way to prevent yourself from getting a rash from fleas is to keep your pet from getting them in the first place.
Fleas Carry Cystic Tapeworm
When a dog or cat has fleas, they will often bite their skin to relieve the itching. If your pet ingests a flea, the cystic form of a tapeworm can enter his GI system where it will begin to reproduce. This will result in small white worms coming from your pet's rear end. Since tapeworm can make your pet very ill, it is essential that you treat your pet for fleas regularly.
Ticks Carry Disease
Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can be passed from animals to humans. The most common is Lyme disease. Ticks can also carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesia, tularemia, and anaplasmosis. Many of these conditions can cause serious health issues and even death.
Contact Montrose Veterinary Clinic in Houston, TX!
Since flea and parasite prevention is essential to your pet's health, you should schedule an appointment with Montrose Veterinary Clinic Main in Houston each year. Our veterinarian will check your pet's skin and fur for fleas, and we can make sure that your pet has a supply of flea prevention treatment.