Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and skin infections,, but they can also transmit tapeworms and some diseases. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. And fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too.
Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets didn’t previously encounter ticks. These parasites aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Contact us immediately if your pet starts coughing or has joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, weakness, or loss of appetite, weight, energy, or coordination.
You don’t want these blood-sucking parasites on your pet or in your home. We can help keep them away or help you get rid of them if they’ve already found their way inside. The best method for keeping fleas and ticks off your pet is by keeping your pet on a flea and tick preventative. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because fleas and ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes. Flea and Tick preventives are safe and highly effective at controlling the parasites and the diseases they carry. Call us to get your pet protected today!