Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks
When you have pets, it's important to keep them free from parasites. Pets are vulnerable to many parasites including fleas and ticks. These bugs can cause a lot of health problems for your pet, so it's important to engage in parasite prevention to keep them safer. At Southside Veterinary Hospital, we have been providing pet owners in Vero Beach, FL with reliable parasite prevention services for many years.
Flea bites commonly cause allergic dermatitis. The saliva of fleas is highly allergenic to pets, and this can cause severe itching as well as other symptoms. Flea bites can also spread several bacterial infections, some of which are serious. The bites can also cause anemia in pets. Pets can also get tapeworms from ingesting a flea. Pets need to be on parasite prevention medication to keep fleas from living in their fur and biting them continuously. Fleas also multiply quickly, so getting rid of them fast is the best option for your pet's health.
Tick bites can spread some very serious diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Their bites can also be highly irritating and can get infected. The bites that they leave behind can itch, get swollen and cause discomfort for pets in addition to the many diseases that are carried by ticks. Putting pets on a chewable parasite prevention medication is an easy way to get them protected for a month or more at a time. Many of these medications last for several months and some last for a full year.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Parasite Prevention in Vero Beach, FL
Call Southside Veterinary Hospital today at (772) 562-7845 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.