Flea & Tick Prevention

Flea and Tick Prevention at Johnstown Veterinary Associates

Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea and tick prevention treatment is vital to your pet’s health and well-being. Animals that spend time outside or near other pets are particularly susceptible to dealing with the annoying, itchy, and painful bites of fleas and ticks. These pests can even give your pet significant diseases. Johnstown Veterinary Associates in Johnstown, PA, is here to help pet owners take great care of their pets through flea and tick prevention and treatment. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of flea and tick bites and why preventative care is crucial for maintaining your pet’s health.

The Dangers of Untreated Flea and Tick Problems

Pets dealing with fleas and ticks can experience several health issues if you do not give them proper treatment. Not only will the fleas and ticks start to infest your home and lawn, but they can also spread significant diseases to pets. Cats may experience cat scratch disease, Bartonella, anemia, tapeworms, or flea allergy dermatitis. Common health issues in dogs include Bartonella, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and ehrlichiosis.

Pest Preventive Care

Good preventive care involves more than a healthy diet and adequate exercise. Good preventative care also means regularly scheduling visits with your veterinarian to detect and address underlying health issues. These vet visits can catch and treat fleas and ticks before they become a significant problem for you and your pet. Bring your pet to our animal hospital so we can examine it and recommend treatment options for its fleas, ticks, and other parasites.

Options for Flea and Tick Prevention

Our caring staff knows every pet is different, and some might have difficulty when it comes to giving them medication. Topical treatments like drops or sprays applied directly to the skin can be intimidating for some animals. However, other pets do not seem to mind these types of treatments.

Oral medications are also available to treat flea and tick infestations. Our vet can administer these medications by mouth or crush them and add them to your pet’s food. Some pet owners feel this is the best and easiest choice, particularly for pets that dislike sprays and drops.

Your vet can help you find the best flea and tick preventive treatment for your dog or cat. Once you decide on the right option, you can order the medicine directly from our online pharmacy from the comfort of your home. You can also shop for other items like pain relief medications, allergy treatments, supplements, and pet food.

Contact Our Animal Hospital Today for Flea and Tick Prevention

If you want to learn more about flea and tick prevention for your pet, contact Johnstown Veterinary Associates in Johnstown, PA, today. Our AAHA-accredited animal hospital has a fully dedicated staff who can keep your pet healthy and happy for many years to come, so call us today at (815) 536-5105 to schedule an appointment or submit a request through our online form.