Flea Prevention and Control
It is horrible when your pets get fleas. They can be very irritating to your pets. Many pets will scratch and dig constantly. Even after they lose their hair, have raw skin, and develop skin infections, they will continue to scratch. They are just miserable.
Not only do you have to help your pets through fleas, you have to worry about your home. You probably don’t want to know how many fleas have made your house their home. Fleas are happiest in dark and warm spaces. They love to hide in carpet, bedding, under furniture, and anywhere else that pleases them. The worst part is that for every adult flea you see, you may have a ton of immature and adult fleas you don’t see hiding in your home.
Heartworms spend their entire lives in a dog’s heart though they don’t cause any problems until they are adults. At this point, they can be up to twelve inches long, which takes up a lot of space inside a dog’s heart. Sometimes, they have to migrate into the lungs too. Because of this, they cause lung disease and heart failure. When a dog is not treated, the disease is usually fatal.
Unfortunately, heartworm disease can be quite difficult to treat. When the adult worms are killed, they travel through a dog’s system. This often causes more problems than the dog had to begin with. Dogs going through treatment need to be watched closely, just in case. It is also possible that a dog may need to be treated more than once to get rid of all of the heartworms.
Ticks are parasites that live on blood. They suck blood out of our pets, the wildlife around us, and even us. Most dogs and cats do not get sick from a tick bite unless they happen to be allergic to them. When this happens, a pet may not be able to move around much until the tick is removed. The bad thing about ticks is their ability to spread disease. Some common diseases that we see include Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, and more. These diseases can be very harmful to your pets (and your family). Ehrlichiosis (commonly known as “Tick Fever”) is transmitted through ticks, and this disease can cause serious anemia and death if it is not treated.
We offer flea and tick preventatives to protect your pets. These need to be given every month and all year round to get the best results.