Flea and tick prevention is an important part of keeping your dogs and cats healthy. At Unleashed Pet Care in Westland, our veterinarians recommend annual pet exams and using flea and tick prevention. Without flea and tick prevention, these pests can lead to allergies, dermatitis, and even anemia in both cats and dogs. Prevention is the best way to keep your animals healthy. We can treat your animal for an existing flea or tick problem and provide products to prevent these pests from bothering your furry friend.
Flea and Tick Season
There is no set period for flea and tick season in the United States, but there are seasonal temperature changes that can trigger an increase in fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks begin to be a problem in the spring when the warmer weather arrives.
The fleas and ticks will remain a problem until the fall as the temperatures remain warm. Each of these parasites likes the head, ears, feet, and neck of an animal, but they will find a place to sit just about anywhere. In addition to dermatitis and anemia, a pet can suffer from tick paralysis and infections.
If your pet gets a tick, be very careful about removing it with tweezers. Do not allow yourself or your pet to come into contact with the blood of the pest. Clean the affected area of your pet with alcohol, and give us a call. Our veterinarians will want to perform a pet exam and a blood test and assess the site and to make sure that your pet is alright.
Flea and Tick Treatment
Flea and tick treatment involves a preventative product and it addresses internal parasites. Fleas and ticks are very harmful to your pets, but they can also be harmful to others in your family. Flea allergies and ticks can often lead to health problems in humans. By using flea and tick prevention on your animal, you will help everybody feel healthier and secure knowing that these pests cannot make a home on your pet.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Westland, MI
At Unleashed Pet Care, we can take care of an existing parasite problem and prevent future problems before they occur. Call our team at Unleashed Pet Care today at (734) 469-2800to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sharbowski or Dr. Nugent.