Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks might seem like nothing more than a nuisance for pets, but they can end up causing serious health issues. Fortunately, pet owners can make sure their pets are protected from these biting pests with flea and tick treatment in Carlsbad CA. At Carlsbad Animal Hospital, we offer treatments that are designed to stop fleas and ticks from causing problems for pets.
Some pets are allergic to flea bites, which can cause skin irritation and even infections from scratching the affected area too much. All it takes is a few bites for pets to become miserable from dealing with itching and other symptoms of an allergic reaction to flea bites. Ticks carry diseases that can make pets sick, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tick bites can also cause health problems for pets, such as blood loss, skin irritation, skin infection, and anemia. Pets can also suffer from tick paralysis from being bitten by these pests.
Flea and Tick Treatments
The most effective way to lower the risk of health issues from fleas and ticks is by preventing these pests from biting pets in the first place. Our vet can recommend the right type of flea and tick prevention for pets. There are different types of products available that can help keep these pests away from pets. These newer products are easier to use than flea than older ones, such as flea dips. Pet owners can choose products that are given orally to their pets or ones that are applied topically to certain areas of the skin.
Some topical flea products only kill adult fleas, while others also control flea development to lower the risk of additional bites. Other products kill fleas and ticks, as well as mosquitoes that carry heartworm and West Nile virus. Oral flea products typically only kill adult fleas and do not provide protection from ticks. Some flea and tick collars kill adult fleas and control the development of fleas to prevent more bites from occurring. Some of these collars are also effective at killing ticks. There are also shampoos and sprays available if needed. Some kill adult fleas, control the development of fleas, kill ticks and repel mosquitoes.
Knowing which product to choose can be a difficult decision. Some products can only be used on pets that have reached a certain age. Those with younger pets have to choose their flea and tick products carefully to lower the risk of complications. With help from our vet at Carlsbad Animal Hospital, pet owners can make sure their pets get the flea and tick treatment they need.
If your pets need flea and tick treatment, please contact our Carlsbad veterinarian at 760-729-4431 to schedule an appointment. We will make sure that your pets are protected from fleas and ticks, so they can stay happy and healthy. We have a wide selection of products available for you to choose from.