Parasites are more than just nuisances; they pose serious health risks that can be potentially deadly to your pet at any age. At Town & Country Animal Hospital, we stress the importance of making sure that your pet is on prevention programs throughout the year, and we offer a number of preventives to help ensure your pet is protected.
Fleas and Parasites
Dogs and cats can suffer from both internal and external parasites. Fleas, mites, and ticks all thrive in warm, sheltered environments like your pet’s coat and skin, causing symptoms such as:
- Inflammation and other skin problems
- Allergic reactions
They can also cause sickness and diseases including:
- Lyme disease
- Respiratory problems
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Prevention Is the Key
Do not wait until your pet is exposed. Like so many other pet health issues, when it comes to fleas and ticks, prevention is the key. Not only can fleas and ticks affect your pet, but also they can expose your family to the same potential health risks. At your pet’s wellness visits, our veterinarians will be happy to assist in choosing the preventives that are right for your pet.
We currently carry a variety of flea, tick, and heartworm preventives in oral, topical, and injectable form, all available in-house or via our convenient online store at VetSource.
If you have more questions or need further assistance in choosing flea and tick medications, contact us today for help.