Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are dangerous parasites that can cause a lot of health problems for dogs and cats. If your pet is not on flea and tick prevention medication, call our veterinarian at Riverside Animal Hospital in Bossier City to schedule a visit. Dr. Ritter will perform a thorough examination and recommend a product that will keep your dog or cat happy and healthy for years to come.
Flea bites may seem like little more than an annoyance, but they can be extremely dangerous to pets. They are often the cause of allergic reactions in pets, and this can cause a host of painful symptoms. The bites themselves can also become infected. Fleas spread a number of serious diseases through their bites. If the fleas are swallowed, they can give your pet tapeworms. With preventative care medication from our veterinarian, you can keep your pet free from fleas and their bites.
Ticks are well-known for spreading multiple serious diseases. Just like humans, pets can get diseases like Lyme disease from a tick bite. Pets can also get Rocky Mountain spotted fever and anemia from the bites. Tick bites can result in rashes that are itchy and painful. Flea and tick prevention medication is the best way to keep your pet free from ticks.
Preventative medication is a standard part of pet care that every pet who is healthy enough should be on one of these medications. If your pet is not yet on one of these medications, be sure to check your pet for ticks anytime he or she has been outside. Even if your pet stays inside, flea and tick prevention should be a priority when it comes to your pet’s health.
Get Flea and Tick Preventative Products in Bossier City, LA
These pests cause a lot of harm to the pet population and they can be easily prevented with the right veterinarian-recommended products. Is your pet protected? If you live in or around Bossier City, call Riverside Animal Hospital today at (318) 742-1521 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ritter. We can make sure your furry friend is safe when fleas and ticks try to feed on your dog or cat.