Pet Flea & Tick Control At Our Brunswick Veterinary Clinic
With proactive and consistent pet flea treatment and pet tick treatment, you can help your pet stay healthy and comfortable while keeping your house free of infestations. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos can cause dangerous parasite infestations in your pet, as well as unwelcome skin conditions and irritation. Luckily, there are many options to help your pet fight back. Both over-the-counter and prescription flea and tick control can keep your pets healthy as they play indoors and out.
Flea and Tick Control are Crucial for Pet Health
if your pet has fleas or ticks, assume any other pets and your home are also infested. Prevention is so important because of the disastrous effects that flea, tick and mosquito bites can bring for your pet. Some of the conditions can be passed to you and your kids, too.
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos can infect dogs and cats with conditions like:
- Cat scratch fever
- Rabbit fever (tularemia)
- Flea tapeworm
- And more
- Lyme disease (which can lead to kidney disease–your pet should be vaccinated as part of prevention)
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- And more
Flea or tick infestations can bring symptoms like:
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Weight loss
- Trouble breathing
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Joint swelling
- Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
- Weak hind legs
- And more
Types of Flea & Tick Prevention
There are a number of pet flea treatment home remedy types, but you should also see your vet for professional flea prevention advice and treatment. At home:
- Examine your pet’s body for ticks when s/he comes in from walking in tall grass or anytime you suspect there could be a tick. You can remove ticks with tweezers, grasping close to the pet’s body. However, you should call your vet for advice and a possible appointment.
- Bathe pets regularly.
- Comb your pet’s fur with a flea comb. Rinse the comb, as you go, in soapy water to kill removed fleas.
- Wash pet beds frequently.
- Vacuum your home often and trash the vacuum bag immediately.
How Our Veterinarian Helps Prevent Fleas and Ticks and Treat Parasites or Diseases
Prevention is preferable — but vet treatment is available — for parasites and disease caused by fleas, mosquitos, and ticks. Don’t rely solely upon your pet flea treatment home remedy. We can conduct blood tests, urine and fecal tests and careful examinations to diagnose flea, tick or mosquito-borne diseases. Our vet recommends Simparica for dogs, 6 months or older, which we offer for purchase here at our pet clinic. We found that it performed better in a pet flea treatment comparison. Simpatico is an advanced and effective, chewable pill that tastes good to your dog. We also offer additional treatments and preventatives for dogs and cats.
Dog flea information and cat flea information (and especially treatment) can differ. Remember that flea treatments that work well for dogs can be toxic to cats! Read product details carefully or ask your vet for advice, especially if you have both cats and dogs in your home.
Get Pet Flea Treatment in the Brunswick, Maine Area
All pets typically require flea treatment to prevent disease or discomfort from flea, mosquito and tick bites or parasite infestations. These flea and pet tick treatment options can also help keep fleas/ticks out of your home. If your pet needs care or you would like more dog flea information or cat flea information, contact us. We are The Veterinary Clinic in Brunswick, ME. Contact us at (207) 729-3412 for an appointment or questions about pet preventative care, wellness exams, and flea treatment.