Some of the biggest threats to your pet's health are actually small in size. Fleas and ticks present a huge threat to your pet's long-term health and longevity. At Animal Health and Medical Center, serving Abilene, TX, and the surrounding areas, we are here to help you better understand how to protect your pets from even the smallest pests.
Are Fleas and Ticks Dangerous?
Although they may not look like a big threat, fleas and ticks actually do present a big threat to your pet's health. Fleas carry many different types of diseases and infections that could be fatal to your animal. Fleas can even carry heartworm eggs, which can work their way into your pet's vital organs and cause death. Ticks are known for carrying Lyme disease and this can also be fatal and can even be spread to humans.
How Do I Protect My Pet?
You can protect your pet by providing flea and tick prevention. Our veterinarian will be able to recommend to you the proper type of flea and tick prevention methods. There are many methods available. It is important to talk with your vet to determine which one will be the best for your animal. Methods will vary depending on species, breed, and age.
How Often Do I Need To Do Prevention?
The key to successful flea and tick prevention is consistency. If you are not consistent with administering your prevention method, it will not work well. Talk with your vet about the schedule your animal will need to be on to get the best results.
In addition to staying on top of your flea and tick prevention methods, it is also important that you keep your animal's living environment safe from pests as well. This means creating an environment in which pests are not comfortable. You will want to watch out for standing water. Be sure to dry up standing water and remove debris that collects standing water. If your property or home has a pest infestation, you will need to have your home or property treated professionally. These steps will help keep your pet safe from unwanted pests that could endanger their health.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Animal Health and Medical Center, serving Abilene, TX, and the surrounding areas. We will be happy to assist you. Call us today at (325) 695-7140.