Flea & Tick Prevention

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

When you have pets, fleas and ticks will often follow. Dogs and cats are highly susceptible to being infested with fleas and ticks. Both of these pests can cause terrible health problems. It is important for every pet, even inside pets, to be on medication for flea and tick prevention. If you live in or around Florence, contact Connolly Animal Clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Your pet will need a health exam to determine if it can take this medication as well as which medication is most appropriate.

Pets and Fleas

Fleas bite pets often and they multiply quickly. This can lead to pets developing anemia from the blood loss. Flea saliva is highly allergenic and many pets have allergic reactions to flea bites for this reason. The reactions can be relatively mild with itchy skin or it can make your pet extremely ill. Fleas also spread several bacterial diseases. When a pet swallows a flea, it can result in tapeworms. Preventing flea bites is essential for safeguarding the health of your pets.

Pets and Ticks

The diseases that are spread by ticks are extremely serious and can even be fatal. Diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are spread to pets. Ticks stay in contact with the bloodstream for long periods, giving them several opportunities for bacteria to get into the blood. Tick paralysis and other conditions spread by ticks can wreck your pet's health, leaving it with lasting organ damage and other problems. Flea and tick prevention medication is needed to keep your pets safe.

Visit Our Veterinarians in Florence, AL

If your pet is not yet on a flea and tick prevention medication, it is time to book an appointment with one of our friendly veterinarians at Connolly Animal Clinic. Call our team today at (256) 757-5376 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.