Animal House Veterinary Hospital strives to provide comprehensive veterinary care, and we are committed to ongoing client education. We seek to partner with you on your pet’s health and look for opportunities to share the latest in veterinary care information.
Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention is an important part of taking care of your pet. Fleas and ticks can be a health concern for both you and your pet. These parasites feed on blood and can cause a variety of health problems from allergic reactions to infections to serious tick-borne illnesses. Fleas and ticks are more common during the warmer months, but it is important to be diligent regarding flea and tick prevention year round.
At your pet’s wellness visit, the exam includes a parasite check. In the event we find an infestation, we offer a variety of flea and tick treatments, including pet grooming services for a medicinal bath. Additionally, we have a selection of effective preventive products available for pick up at our pharmacy. There are various administration methods, and we can help you select the one that is best for you and your pet.
Signs of Flea Infestation
The warning signs for a flea infestation include:
- Flea droppings (dark specks) in the fur
- Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur
- Excessive licking or scratching
- Scabs or hot spots on the skin
Signs of Tick-Borne Diseases
Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis cause similar symptoms in dogs, including:
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Joint swelling or pain
Please contact us if you notice any of the warning signs your pet may need flea or tick care.