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.
What are the 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. Flea and tick collars are of the newer type that works well and can last up to 8 months. Topical flea and tick treatments for cats and dogs are convenient and easy to use. You squeeze the topical onto their neck and back once a month. If they are longhaired breeds, the medicine may not be as effective if you can't get it through the hair and onto the skin. In this instance, we will likely recommend an oral flea and tick medication for your furry friends.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinary Professionals for Flea and Tick Prevention in Fitchburg, WI
Call Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic today at (608) 274-3880 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.