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Flea and Tick Prevention Tips from a Richmond, TX, Veterinarian

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Summertime is the perfect time to spend outdoors, but it’s also flea and tick season. Not only are these bugs hard to get rid of, but they also negatively affect the health of our furry friends. Ticks can carry diseases that cause swelling, fatigue, and kidney issues. Fleas are known to cause skin issues, hair loss, and even other parasites like tapeworms. 

Consulting a veterinarian at Embrace Veterinary Care is essential when choosing the right flea and tick prevention for your pet. Read on to learn more.

Prevention is Key

It’s much easier to prevent fleas and ticks than it is to get rid of a full-blown infestation. Fleas are a challenge to get rid of once they’ve been brought in from outside because you have to make sure to kill every stage, from eggs to adults, so they have no chance of reproducing. This means that deep cleaning daily is necessary to get rid of an infestation. Flea and tick prevention from the start will prevent the hassle of dealing with an infestation as well as keep your pet in peak health.

Richmond, TX, Flea and Tick Prevention

Using flea and tick medications safely is absolutely necessary. Not all medications are safe for your pet. Many medications are made with a pet’s age and size in mind. On top of this, it’s not a good idea to use medication intended for dogs on cats. Make sure to speak with a professional if you’re looking for alternative means of prevention, as well. There are many supposed treatments and preventative measures for fleas and ticks that can actually be very toxic to pets.

If you think your pet has fleas or ticks, or if you’re looking for Richmond, TX, flea and tick prevention, contact us today. We’re here for you!

 

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