Flea & Tick Prevention

Flea & Tick Prevention

Flea & Tick Prevention for Pets

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

For pet owners, one of the worries you probably have about your pet is that he may get fleas or ticks. It's right to worry about both. Each of them can cause a lot of serious diseases in pets. Flea and tick prevention is incredibly important for the health of your pets. Contact Cordova Station Animal Hospital to have your pet seen by one of our veterinarians to get the prevention your furry friend needs.

Flea and Tick Bites

When a pet gets a flea or tick bite, it can mean serious health risks. Many diseases can be caused by flea and tick bites, and they can even cause other parasites and health risks. A flea bite can cause a pet to become anemic as well as cause serious allergic reactions in pets. Flea allergy dermatitis is common in pets who are bitten by fleas. These bites can also cause several bacterial infections that result in a range of diseases in pets. Tick bites are also dangerous for pets. They can spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and many other diseases. They can also cause a pet to develop tick paralysis. Many of the diseases that are spread through these bites are often fatal to pets.

Flea and Tick Prevention

To prevent these bites, it's important for your pet to always be on preventative medication. These often come in the form of a chewable tablet, but they come in other forms as well. They may be a flavored tablet, a pill, a topical form of the medication, or an injection. All of these forms continue to deliver preventative medication to a pet for anywhere from a month to a full year. If your pet isn't on one of these medications, he needs to have a health exam and begin an appropriate form of parasite prevention.

Contact Our Veterinarians at Cordova Station Animal Hospital

When you need to put your pets on medication for parasite prevention, it's time to give our animal hospital a call. If you're in Cordova, call our office today at (901) 753-3540 to schedule a health exam so that your pet can receive this life-saving medication.