The last thing you want is for your pet to suffer from fleas and ticks. Unfortunately, responsible pet owners know their furry friend is a paradise for these pests to make themselves at home. Once these pests move in and begin feeding on your dog or cat's blood, they can transmit various diseases and cause health problems, such as skin infections and Lyme disease. If you are concerned about your pet having to deal with fleas and ticks and live in the Powder Springs area, contact Dallas Highway Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
The best flea treatment is through veterinarian-approved flea and tick products, which help prevent or eliminate fleas and ticks. To determine which product is best to treat your dog or cat, speak with one of our veterinarians. You will want to discuss various conditions where your pet might have picked up fleas and the best treatment. Some flea treatment products include sprays, shampoos, and collars. The sooner your pet gets treated for fleas and ticks, the less of a chance they have of developing illnesses from the bites.
Flea and Tick Prevention
The best treatment for an existing case of fleas or ticks is to determine where the animal may have picked up the pests. If it is from the backyard, consider treating your yard with a local pest control specialist. Keep your grass maintained and cut at all times. If it is your home, discuss options with a pest control specialist to remove the pests and create a prevention plan to prevent future infestations.
Take time to inspect your dog for fleas and ticks regularly. Immediately treat your pet at the first signs of these pests on the fur or skin. Look around the feet, lips, eyes, and ears for signs of fleas, ticks, or bites. The bites will appear as small bumps all over your dog and can be felt when running your fingers under the fur.
Treating Multiple Pets
It is best to treat all of your animals for fleas and ticks when you have multiple pets, including indoor cats. Treating all of your pets together helps prevent cross-infestation among your pets. Keep treated dogs in a separate area from untreated animals and do not put them together until all of your animals have been treated.
Pest Prevention and Treatment in Powder Springs, GA
To learn more about flea and tick prevention, contact Dallas Highway Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We are here to help your furry friends when they get an unwanted guest. Call our team today at (770) 419-8086 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.