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Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea and Tick Prevention in Burke

Fleas and ticks can be found anywhere. These pet parasites can make it uncomfortable for dogs and for cats. With so many solutions out there, it is important to work with a veterinarian on which one is right for your pet. At Village Veterinary Clinic in Burke, we are committed to helping your pet.

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Why are fleas and ticks a problem?

If there is a flea and tick outbreak in your home, yard, or elsewhere that your pet spends time, it can lead to several health issues. Beyond your pet itching and scratching, it can cause health problems. A flea bite may cause an allergic reaction and carry diseases that can pass to the owner. Ticks can even lead to Lyme and other diseases.

While you can use medicine to get rid of the parasites, the best form of treatment is prevention.

Different Types of Prevention

Your pets turn to you to provide them with the best possible care. As such, you will want to consider the various forms of flea treatment and tick treatment. Such options include:

  • Pills

  • Ointments

  • Shampoo

  • Spray

  • Collars that offer prevention

You will want to talk to your doctor about prevention. Many doctors will offer flea control and tick prevention along with heartworm medication. In most instances, this is a monthly flea medicine that you can feed to them.

If you do notice fleas or ticks on your pet, you will want to focus on medicine that can take care of the problem more thoroughly.

Contact Our Office in Burke Today

It is important to remember that flea and tick prevention is only effective if it is being used properly. If you forget to give your dog or cat a pill or you do not change their prevention collar, it can lead to getting bites and diseases.

Call Village Veterinary Clinic Today!

Call us today to discuss the options that will work best for your pet. We can talk to you about where your pet spends their time to determine which prevention method will offer the needed results.

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