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Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea and Tick Prevention With Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls in Topeka, KS

If you have a dog or cat, the possibility of them becoming infested with fleas or ticks is a concern, especially if you live in an area with tall grass or that is wooded. Taking steps to protect your pet from these parasites is necessary to keep them in the best of health. Make an appointment with Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls if you live in the Topeka KS area to help treat your pet. Our veterinary business provides at home service by a trained veterinarian to help keep your dog or cat free of fleas or ticks. Here is some additional information to keep in mind about parasites.

dog laying outsideDifferent Types Of Flea And Tick Prevention Methods

Dr. Tom Schmar will do an assessment of your pet's coat to determine whether fleas or ticks are indeed present upon their body. If he notices any parasites, eggs, or larvae, Dr. Schmar will prescribe and provide either an oral or a topical medication to kill the parasites efficiently. This medication needs to be used monthly to provide your pet with the best protection possible. In addition, grooming a pet is helpful in keeping fleas and ticks from returning. If a medication is used, it is important to refrain from using shampoo with flea-killing ingredients so a reaction does not occur. However, using a shampoo without medication is an option.

Why Flea And Tick Prevention Is Necessary

Failing to treat a pet against the possibility of contracting fleas or ticks can lead to several health risks for the animal. Fleas are known to carry tapeworm, which can lead to trouble with the digestive tract of your pet. Many cats and dogs are allergic to flea bites, which causes anxiety, excessive scratching, and overall discomfort for your pet. Ticks can lead to infections of the skin at bite locations and they also may carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. If your pet contracts Lyme disease, they will suffer from arthritis and other health problems.

How Dr. Tom Schmar Can Help To Prevent Fleas And Ticks

If your pet is already infested with fleas or ticks, having Dr. Tom Schmar visit your home immediately for an evaluation is the best way to rid their body of these parasites. Dr. Schmar will assess the intensity of an infestation and make recommendations regarding the type of medication to use to thwart the problem in its entirety. In addition, Dr. Schmar will help to treat any skin conditions your pet is suffering from as a result of a flea or tick problem.

Contact Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls In Topeka, KS For An Appointment Today

Make an appointment with Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls to keep your dog or cat protected against parasites. Dr. Tom Schmar is available to come directly to your home to assess your pet's condition. Contact our veterinarian at Home Pet Care Veterinary Housecalls in Topeka KS at 785-273-6572.

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