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Flea and Tick Control

Flea and Tick Control

With the many ill effects that are brought by fleas and ticks, it is important to take the proper steps to establish flea and tick flea and tick control. However, the best type of control is outright prevention. At North Heights Veterinary Clinic, we have years of experience providing Appleton residents with reliable flea and tick prevention.

Diseases and Parasites

Both ticks and fleas are parasites that drink the blood of pets. These parasites spread several serious diseases such as Lyme disease, anemia, cat-scratch fever, tick paralysis, tapeworms, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. All of these diseases can be serious, and they all adversely affect the health of pets. When ticks and fleas bite a pet, they can introduce these diseases by letting bacteria directly into the pet’s bloodstream. This is why it is important to periodically check your pet for both ticks and fleas. Fleas are most easily visible on the stomach, while ticks usually reside in areas of thicker hair.

Flea and Tick Control

Regularly using flea and tick shampoos can help to get rid of any pests that have gotten into your pet's fur. It can also be helpful to keep weeds from getting high and to check your pet for pests after being outside for a while. However, the best way to control these parasites is to use a prescription flea and tick prevention medication from our veterinarian. These come in many forms, and most on the market today only need to be applied once per month. There are even some that last for several months or up to a year.

Veterinarian in Appleton

If you are looking for flea and tick prevention in Appleton, the animal wellness professionals at North Heights Veterinary Clinic are ready to assist you. For more information on flea and tick control or to schedule an appointment with our vet, call us today at (920) 739-7816.

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