For pet owners, it’s always possible for their pets to get fleas and ticks if they are not using flea and tick prevention. To get this preventative medication, you first need to see a¬†veterinarian for a pet exam. This is an important part of pet care and can help to find medical problems before they get worse. Our veterinarians at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital in Bailey can assess the health of your pet and whether he is healthy enough to take these medications. Without them, there is a very good chance of your pet getting fleas and ticks, even if he does not go outside.

Flea Bites

When a pet is bitten by fleas, it can cause several different health problems. When pets get bitten by fleas, they may get many bites, and it can cause anemia. The flea bites often lead to allergic reactions as well. Pets are usually allergic to the saliva of fleas, and it can cause anything from an itchy rash to a massive reaction that ruins the health of your pet. When pets bite at their itchy bites, they may swallow the flea. This can lead to tapeworms in your pet. The bites can also lead to several bacterial infections that can be hard on your pet. Flea and tick prevention is usually needed by pets to keep them safe from these bites and various related complications.

Tick Bites

Tick bites can be even worse for pets than flea bites. Tick bites can spread several serious bacterial infections that can lead to diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Tick bites can lead to conditions like tick paralysis and can even introduce fatal diseases to pets. Flea and tick prevention is very important to protect pets from these serious diseases and conditions.

Flea and Tick Prevention

There are many effective flea and tick prevention medications available on the market. They may be administered through a pill, a chewable tablet, a flavored tablet, a topical treatment, or even by injection. When you have your pet on one of these medications, you can protect him for anywhere from a month to 12 months with a single treatment.

Visit Our Veterinarians in Bailey, CO

If you need a veterinarian in Bailey to schedule a pet exam or just to learn more about parasite prevention, contact Dr. Sheila and Dr. Zale at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital by calling us at (303) 838-4677. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you make sure your furry friend is protected from fleas and ticks.