If you have pets, you could get fleas and ticks on your pets and in your home. It’s never a good idea to let pets be vulnerable to these parasites. Your pet needs regular pet care and getting a yearly pet exam is a big part of that. If you live in or around Bailey and would like to get your furry friend protected from these pests, contact Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital to book an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Preventing Fleas and Ticks

When you want to keep your pets free from these damaging parasites, you need to ensure that you check your pet every once in a while to see whether there are any in their fur. You can also keep your grass short and cut away any weeds so that fleas and ticks can’t hide there. They like to perch on the end of a weed or blade of grass to wait for an animal to walk by. Part of your pet care should be taking care of any areas that could harbor these parasites.

Medications for Preventing Parasites

Fleas and ticks are both carriers of a number of serious diseases that can affect and even kill pets. When you go to a veterinarian, you need to talk about getting preventative medication. These are highly effective for keeping fleas and ticks at bay. These medications are often made in flavored tablet form, in chewable forms, or are available as injections. Many of them only need to be given to a pet every few months while others are for them to take once a month. These medications can help your pet prevent a variety of serious diseases.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Bailey, CO

Fleas and ticks can endanger your pet’s health, so they need pet exams and preventative medication. If you have concerns about fleas and ticks and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital, call our team today at (303) 838-4677.

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