Pets are highly vulnerable to being attacked by common parasites. There are many that can infect a pet. Some of the most common of these are fleas and ticks. Both fleas and ticks can cause a lot of health problems in your pet. They are dangerous to cats and dogs. If your pet has them, they may need a topical medication to get rid of them. After this, pets can be put on an oral medicine that can prevent these parasites from biting your pet.
Whether you need flea medicine, tick medication, or both, your pet needs to see a veterinarian at Glastonbury Animal Hospital for a health exam. Call our Glastonbury, CT, office to make an appointment for your pet.
Flea bites can be very dangerous to pets. They usually cause allergic dermatitis in pets. This makes the skin around the bite become red, swollen, and irritated. Pets will scratch and scratch this area, which can lead to broken skin. They may also chew at the bites, and this can lead to them swallowing a flea. Fleas can then infect the pet with tapeworms. Flea bites also pass various diseases along to pets through their bites.
Fleas multiply quickly, and their numbers can soon overwhelm a pet. Lots of bites can lead to lost fur as well as anemia. Pets need flea medicine to keep them from being infested with fleas and suffering from the resulting health problems.
Tick bites are associated with a lot of serious diseases. Many bacterial diseases can spread through bites. These can lead to extreme health problems and even death. Both Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease are spread through tick bites. The many diseases that ticks spread make it important to check your pet for ticks regularly and to have your pet on tick medicine to avoid more ticks latching on.
Ticks stay in contact with a pet's bloodstream long-term as they continue to feed off them. This allows them to release many types of bacteria into the pet's blood. Every pet needs to be protected from tick bites as a part of their overall health care.
See the Veterinarian for Flea and Tick Prevention in Glastonbury, CT
Before your pet gets an oral medicine or topical medication, they need to have a health exam to ensure they're healthy enough to take it. When your pet needs to be put on flea and tick medication, call Glastonbury Animal Hospital at (860) 633-8394 to make an appointment with the veterinarian.