How to Avoid the Dangers of Fleas and Ticks

When you have pets, flea and tick prevention is one of your biggest responsibilities. Not only can these insects make your pets’ lives miserable, butpuppy scratching ear they can also be a nuisance for you and your family if you do not follow the right maintenance plan. Knowing which medications work the best for your cat and dog is important, and our staff at 5 Points Animal Hospital wants to make sure that you know the right flea and tick prevention program for your pets. We would like to tell you more about the dangers of fleas and ticks and how you can prevent these issues for your cat and dog.

What are the dangers of fleas and ticks?

If you have ever experienced a flea infestation in your home, you understand how miserable it can be for your entire household. Not only do you risk your pet suffering from the allergic effects of flea bites if you ignore the symptoms, but you could also be endangering your pet’s health in other ways. According to WebMD, fleas can carry the eggs of another parasite, tapeworms, and if your pet suffers from too many bites, your pet could become anemic, which can be very dangerous especially to puppies and kittens. Tick bites can also lead to tick-borne diseases that can cause a multitude of health issues for your pet.

How can I avoid these dangers?

The best thing that you can do to keep your dog and cat safe from fleas and ticks is to find the right preventive medicine for your pet and then keep him on this medication all year round. Many pet owners feel that they can take a break from giving their dogs and cats flea and tick preventative during the colder months of the year, but in Nashville TN this is not recommended. Many flea infestations will happen during the winter, as fleas will winter inside your home. You can prevent this from happening by making sure your pet is on the best flea and tick preventative recommended for your pet by your veterinarian. At 5 Points Animal Hospital, we can make the best recommendations for your pet for flea and tick preventative based on your pet’s health and lifestyle.

Contact us today at 5 Points Animal Hospital to discuss the best flea and tick preventatives for your pet.

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