Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Fleas & Ticks

Your pets are a part of your family, and as such, you want to make sure they are healthy and happy. Flea and tick prevention is the key to avoiding misery for your animals as well as for you. At Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic in Fitchburg, WI, we understand your concerns with parasites, and we can help you to choose the best option for all of your pets.

Symptoms of Fleas on Cats and Dogs

There are many signs to alert you that your furry family members have fleas. You may see flea droppings that look like small grains of sand in a dark color on their skin or flea eggs that are tiny, white grains. Your pets may scratch, bite, or lick incessantly at their skin or develop allergic dermatitis in the form of a red and itchy rash. These symptoms can eventually lead to hair loss, hot spots, scabs, and pale gums. Fleas can make your animals miserable and can spread in your home and feed on humans as well.

What Are Safe and Effective Flea and Tick Medications?

The best flea and tick medications are prescribed by a veterinarian. Prescription medications are the most effective and safest for any pet. There are a few options that your veterinarian will choose from after examining your animals.  Topical flea and tick treatments for cats and dogs are usually the most effective and convenient and easy to use. You squeeze the topical onto their neck and back once a month.  In homes with dogs only we recommend Vectra 3D.  For Cats we recommend Revolution Plus as a topical medication.  For those dogs that are sensitive to topical medications we do offer Simparica for oral use.  Remember that oral medications are not repellent and only kill the adult fleas.

Choose Our Emergency Vets for Flea and Tick Prevention

At Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic, we can help you have happy and healthy cats or dogs without fleas and ticks. Call us today at (608) 274-3880 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.


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24 hour cancellation policy

If we are not notified at least 24 hours prior to the appointment, there will be a missed exam fee that will be due prior to future services provided.  The fee will be for amount charged for the exam of the pet that was scheduled to be seen.