Flea and Tick Prevention

When you take care of a pet, their health decisions have to be made by you. A few of those decisions are to protect them from fleas and ticks as well as provide heartworm prevention medication. If you are a new pet owner or new to the Annapolis area, contact Dr. Hamilton at Annapolis Veterinary & Wellness to schedule a checkup for your furry friend. We will make sure your pets get the flea and tick prevention products needed to keep them protected.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Tick Bites

If you have pets, ticks are always a possibility. Your pet doesn't even have to go outside to get them. Ticks reproduce quickly while they are on your pet. Tick bites can be extremely serious, causing a wide range of bacterial infections and other problems that can even be fatal. Tick paralysis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are just two of the diseases that are spread through ticks.

Pets are also susceptible to Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, bartonellosis, anaplasmosis, and other serious diseases. The best way to prevent your pet from being bitten by ticks is to put them on flea and tick medication. Some of these products are also heartworm prevention medications, so they can protect your pets from several types of pests.

Flea Bites

Fleas are annoying, but they are much more than simply that. Many pets are allergic to the saliva of fleas, and this can lead to allergic reactions ranging from itchiness and irritation to a serious attack on the pet's immune system. Fleas can also cause bacteria to get into the blood of your pet which can cause a variety of diseases and conditions. Furthermore, fleas bite many times, and they multiply quickly. A serious infestation of fleas can cause so many flea bites that the pet becomes anemic.

Flea and Tick Medications

To help prevent these pests from biting your pets, there are several effective medications on the market that are available by prescription. These are often in the form of a pill or a chewable tablet. Many brands make these flavored so that your dog doesn't mind taking them and may even enjoy them. These medications may work for a month or three months depending on the type, but they can also last for longer.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Annapolis, MD

If your pet needs flea and tick prevention as well as heartworm prevention, contact Annapolis Veterinary & Wellness to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamilton. Our veterinarian can point you in the right direction to get a product that keeps your furry friend protected from these pests. Call our team today at (410) 224-6624 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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