Flea and tick prevention treatments may have up-front costs associated with helping keep your pet healthy. However, these upfront costs are far less than the money and emotional stress you may face when your pet experiences a flea or tick infestation and related disease symptoms. In addition, tick and flea prevention helps protect your pets by creating a barrier against these pets, protecting their pet from contracting potential diseases and infecting other animals and humans.
Our animal care team at Pine Castle Animal Clinic in Orlando, FL, is dedicated to providing flea and tick prevention options to all our furry patients.
Problems Caused by Flea and Tick Infestations
If left untreated, flea and tick infestations can get out of control, negatively impacting your pet’s quality of life. Fleas can cause allergies from their saliva, which causes itching and biting of their skin. If left untreated, fleas can multiply, which can cause a total infestation of your pet, which can also cause fleas to be in your furniture and carpeting and possibly affect humans.
Ticks can cause severe illness and spread diseases, such as Lyme disease. Ticks are found in most states and can affect pets and humans.
What Is the Best Flea Prevention Method?
The flea and tick prevention methods include oral and spot-on flea and tick products available where pet supplies are sold. Indoor pets might also need flea prevention, especially cats that like to open windows.
Other flea and tick prevention may include cleaning up your yard, removing tall grasses, and keeping bushes trimmed. When your pet comes into the home, shake or brush them off, removing any hitchhiking fleas.
When fleas are spotted, cleaning the house thoroughly, including carpets, furniture, and bedding, can help. Then you can give your pet a flea bath or carefully remove the tick from their skin if they have a tick.
Seeing a Veterinarian on Our Team for Flea and Tick Prevention
Seeing a veterinarian at our animal clinic can help you find the best flea and tick prevention option for your pet. Speak with our local pet clinic for advice and information on animal care and pest control. A veterinarian on our team may suggest an over-the-counter prevention option or provide flea and tick prevention ointment, collar, or medication at our animal clinic.
See a Veterinarian at Our Pet Clinic for Information about Flea and Tick Treatments
Consult a veterinarian on our team about which flea and tick prevention method is best for your pet and household. Our animal care team at Pine Castle Animal Clinic in Orlando, FL, is dedicated to helping keep pets flea and tick-free. Call our office at (407) 855-5010 to schedule an appointment with one of our vets.