Animal Health Care Center provides preventative care for animals at risk for carrying fleas and ticks. Our Madison veterinarian provides treatment and prevention for these pests, ensuring your pet does not become the victim of diseases like Lyme or Anaplasmosis.
Here's what you need to know about flea and tick prevention.
Even Indoor Pets Are at Risk
Dogs and cats that live inside are also at risk for fleas and ticks. These pests can come in on your shoes, clothing, and other items you bring inside. Dogs who go outside to relieve themselves even for a couple of minutes a day are still outside long enough to encounter these parasites.
Most people find ticks and fleas on their pets by spotting them. Even if your pet does not go outside, you may spot an insect moving around your pet's fur. You might also see your pet scratching more often. You might even notice that you are the one who is getting bit by insects.
Pets Are at Risk Year-Round
While many pests are dormant in the cold winter months, ticks and fleas can still survive on warm hosts. Your pet can still be at risk for an infestation even if there is snow on the ground, as parasites like fleas and ticks can live in your home and in other places where they find warmth.
Preventative Care Starts at Home
Take action today in order to prevent pest infestation. Visit our veterinarian to ensure that your dog or cat is up to date on preventative medications. Our vet will look for fleas and ticks during an annual exam. Pet vaccinations are also part of this plan. An animal hospital or vet can provide sprays and medication you can use at home.
Look for the Signs of Tick-Related Disease
As a pet owner, you can look for some of the signs of tick-related disease. These signs include:
- Swollen joints and stiff muscles
- Appetite loss
If you notice any of these symptoms in your pets, make a veterinary appointment immediately.
Get Flea and Tick Treatment Today
Flea and tick control is available for dogs and cats. At Animal Health Care Center in Madison, we can help you find the best preventative care for your pet. Whether you require the services of an animal hospital for tick-related disease or you need preventative pet vaccinations, make an appointment with our team today.