Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks can make your pet's life incredibly uncomfortable. Fleas and ticks also transfer diseases. It's important to prevent fleas and ticks as well as treat fleas and ticks when present on your pet. Flea and tick prevention is the best way to protect your pet against these pests and to make sure your pet stays comfortable all year long.
At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic, we know just how important it is to provide your pet with the best care available. That's why we offer our residents of Sherwood OR comprehensive preventative care services, including flea and tick prevention.
Why Use Flea and Tick Prevention?
Flea and tick prevention is an essential component of pet care. Fleas and ticks are parasitic creatures that attach to the skin of your pet. They can make your pet incredibly uncomfortable and cause symptoms such as:
- Sores and scabs
- Itchy skin
- Excessive licking
- Hair loss
Fleas and ticks can also cause numerous diseases, some of which can be fatal to dogs and cats. Ticks can carry diseases including:
- Rocky mountain fever
- Lyme disease
- Canine Ehrlichiosis
Fleas can also carry serious diseases such as Bartonella (cat scratch disease) and Typhus, both of which can infect humans. Although pets are affected more commonly, humans can also be affected by fleas and ticks.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
If your pet is suffering from itchy skin or visible fleas and ticks, it's important to get them treated by a veterinarian. Our veterinarian will conduct a full physical exam for your pet to determine if their itchy skin is due to fleas and ticks or another issue. Then the appropriate treatment can be prescribed.
It's important to remember that not all flea and tick prevention medication is the same. In some areas, ticks and fleas have become resistant to certain preventatives. Our veterinarians are knowledgeable about the best options for flea and tick prevention. They will help you determine the best choice for your pet based on lifestyle, etc.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Flea and Tick Prevention in Sherwood, OR
Fleas and ticks can pose a serious threat to your pet's health. At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic, we will provide flea and tick prevention to keep your pet healthy. Call us today at (503) 625-5664 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.