Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are common parasites for many pets. They can cause illness and itchy bites for pets. If you need flea and tick prevention for your pet, call North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton to make an appointment for your pet.
Fleas and Flea Bites
Fleas love to bite pets, but the pets don't like it as much. The bites from fleas are itchy and can irritate the area. The bites can also become infected and cause severe pain and swelling. Those bites can let in serious diseases from the fleas. Also, the pet can have an allergic reaction to the bites and develop several serious symptoms.
Ticks and Disease
Just like flea bites, tick bites are bad news. They can cause excessive irritation and itching as well as spreading serious diseases to the pet. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are just two that these parasites have been known to spread. Be sure to check your pet for ticks once in a while to prevent these pests from sneaking into your home by hiding on your pet. If you find ticks on your pet, you need flea and tick control products to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. Our veterinarians can tell you which products are recommended for your specific breed and animal type.
Another way to keep your pets free from these bugs is to give them flea and tick prevention medication. These are available from our veterinarian, and they can work for a long time after your pet has taken the medication. Our veterinarian will tell you about the various flea and tick control products on the market and how long each of them lasts. These prescribed medications do a great job of keeping your pet free from fleas and ticks.
Schedule Your Pet's Exam in Appleton, WI
If you have found either of these parasites on your pet, or even if you haven't, it is important to have flea and tick prevention in place for your pets. Call our veterinarians at North Heights Veterinary Clinic today at (920) 739-7816 to schedule a checkup and to learn more about keeping your furry friends protected from these pests.