The Importance of Flea & Tick Prevention

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There are many preventative products available for pets of all life stages that safely and effectively protect them from these parasites. We’re happy to help you find the one that’s right for your pet!

Fleas and ticks are just about everywhere you go in the outdoors and can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s health. Because they can spread from your pet to others, your family and home, doing what you can to prevent them is essential. There is no question that prevention is the way to go when it comes to fleas and ticks. You certainly can’t control all of the parasites in the environment, but you can take steps to protect your pets and family from suffering the consequences.

Ticks can cause infection, abscesses, paralysis, and even death. Ticks are the host of several debilitating diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis. Vaccines are not available for most of the tick-borne diseases that your pets can get. Treatments for tick-borne illnesses are lengthy and can be very costly.

Fleas cause itching and scratching, redness, flaky skin, scabs, hot spots, hair loss and anemia. Fleas are also the most common cause of tapeworms. Humans are also vulnerable to many of the complications and diseases that ticks and fleas cause - one more reason to practice flea and tick prevention with your pets and keep your home and family safe from an infestation.

There are many preventative products available for pets of all life stages that safely and effectively protect them from these parasites. We’re happy to help you find the one that’s right for your pet.

ADAM'S ANIMAL CARE • DR. ADAM SNIDERMAN
COMPASSIONATE VETERINARY CARE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
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