At Ellerslie Pet Hospital, we know you want to keep your pets as healthy as possible. That’s why we offer comprehensive flea and tick prevention and treatment options. If your pet is infested or may be at a high risk, do not wait. Call your veterinarian in South Edmonton, Dr. Kate Kewish, for an appointment right away.
Why Is Flea and Tick Treatment So Important?
Flea and tick prevention and treatment is critical to your pet’s health and well-being. These pests cause skin irritation on dogs and cats. That irritation can worsen into infections. And, these parasites can also cause additional problems by transmitting a disease to your pet. Fleas and ticks are very uncomfortable for your animal because these insects are continuously biting their skin. Because of this, you should always schedule your pet for immediate care if you suspect or know your pet has them.
What Types of Flea and Tick Prevention Is Available?
Our goal is always to prevent fleas and ticks as a first step. Prevention is very safe, and it is the most effective way to keep your dog or cat safe. For prevention, we will recommend options that are best for your animal. Some of the options available include the following:
- Spot-on Treatments
- Advantix (dogs Only)
These products require a specific dosing of medication to be applied to the animal’s coat once every month. This product also repels mosquitoes.
- Oral Control
Another line of defense is a type of oral medication called Bravecto given to the pet once every 3 months. Although the fleas and ticks have to bite your pet with this product, they die within 24 hours.
How Can Your Vet Help with Dog and Cat Treatment?
If you notice black or brown spots on your pet, or you notice moving pests on the dog or cat, do not wait to bring him or her in to see your vet. Our goal will be to look for pests on your animal’s body. We will then offer the proper treatment. We’ll then talk about treatment options including oral medications and topical products.
It’s important to choose a product that’s safe for your pet. Over-the-counter treatments are not best in most cases. Let our team make recommendations for you instead to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Veterinarian in South Edmonton for Fleas and Ticks
Ellerslie Pet Hospital offers comprehensive flea and tick prevention and treatment options for dogs and cats. Make an appointment with your veterinarian in South Edmonton for a wellness exam or treatment by calling (780) 702-7738.