Fleas and ticks carry diseases that cause pain and discomfort for both pets and people. Unfortunately, no region of the United States gets a break from fleas or ticks. They are found everywhere and in all types of climates. They are also carried by a variety of different hosts. Our veterinarians at Animal Oasis of the Rockies understand your pet's needs, including preventative care. Our veterinary clinic in Broomfield sees many pets for preventative care. Let’s look at what you should know about flea and tick prevention before visiting our animal hospital.
The Dangers of Fleas
Fleas are small insects that feed on the blood of animals and people. Fleas cause skin irritation when they bite, and they can also prompt allergic reactions. Fleas carry disease, which becomes important to understand when they infest your home. Fleas can cause plague, tapeworm, hemoplasmosis, and other dangerous health conditions.
The Dangers of Ticks
Ticks are parasites that cause painful bites and carry serious diseases. Ticks can cause lifelong illnesses, including anaplasmosis and Lyme disease. Ticks can live while feeding on the body, which means they can cause a lot of damage before they are even noticed on your pet's skin.
How to Prevent Fleas and Ticks
Preventative care for fleas and ticks often involves a visit to a veterinarian’s office. A vet can recommend a topical product to apply to your pet's skin, a special collar, or oral medication. These treatments can last weeks in many cases. Our veterinarians will recommend treatment based on your pet's risk of disease caused by parasites like ticks and fleas.
Schedule a Preventative Care Visit in Broomfield, CO
Fleas and ticks can be difficult to prevent, but our veterinarians will help you through the process. Veterinary care takes into account your pet's specific needs. Preventative care is often provided during annual wellness exams. If you live in a high-risk area for fleas and ticks, you should consult with your pet's veterinarian for information about flea and tick treatments.
Our veterinarians at Animal Oasis of the Rockies provide quality veterinary care, including the prevention of fleas and ticks. We are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding these nasty parasites. Call our team today at (303) 900-7765 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.