When you want to safeguard your pet's health, be sure to provide them with flea and tick prevention. There are many types of these medications, and they can help your pet to prevent several serious conditions and diseases. At Suburban Veterinary Clinic, we shared the benefits of flea and tick prevention with Maple Heights residents for many years.
Fleas and the Conditions They Spread
Fleas are parasites that can spread diseases as well as cause several medical conditions. Flea saliva can cause severe allergic reactions. Many dogs get allergic to flea dermatitis and end up with an itchy, sometimes painful rash that they scratch and bite at. This can result in terrible sores that can get infected. It also means that they may accidentally swallow a flea, and this can give the pet tapeworms. Fleas can also spread some bacterial infections such as murine typhus, mycoplasma haemofelis, cat scratch disease, and others. Flea prevention medication is very important for keeping a pet happy and healthy.
Ticks and Infectious Diseases
Ticks spread potentially fatal diseases. Ticks are a type of parasite that stays in contact with a pet's blood. This allows it to spread several types of bacteria into the bloodstream of a pet. Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease are just two of the many diseases that can be spread by ticks. These and other serious bacterial infections can even be fatal to pets. Having tick prevention medication is a must for all cats and dogs. It keeps these dangerous pests at bay and allows your pet to be far safer from diseases like Lyme disease as well as conditions such as tick paralysis.
Tick and Flea Prevention Medications
These medications have been used for decades to help pets to avoid dangerous parasites. They are often made available as a chewable tablet or a flavored tablet that is easy for a pet to take. There are also other ways that pets can take these medications, such as injections that will work for a full year. Our veterinarian will be able to tell you which medication will be right for your pet.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Maple Heights
When your pet isn't on a prevention medication, it can make them vulnerable to contracting several diseases and conditions. Whether your pet needs a vaccination or parasite prevention, call us today at (216) 662-6117 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.