Animal Hospital in Durham, NC
Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance for your pet. If severe, flea and tick infestations can significantly decrease your pets' quality of life and lead to severe, uncomfortable symptoms. If you notice your pet has itching or has a known flea and tick infestation, it's important to get help from a veterinarian right away. Flea and tick prevention is an essential component of overall health and preventative care.
At Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, we can help provide high-quality veterinary pet care to treat a variety of ailments, including flea and tick infestations. We also believe in providing preventative care to help keep your pets healthy.
What Are Fleas and Ticks?
Fleas and ticks are parasitic insects that have the potential of wreaking havoc on your pets' health. Fleas and ticks latch on to the skin of your pet and can cause symptoms in your pets such as bloody skin patches, dry skin, excessive itching, and even skin infections. Fleas and ticks can be seen with the naked eye, however, they can be difficult to spot if you don't know what to look for. Excessive grooming and bald spots are another potential indicator of fleas and ticks.
What Is Flea and Tick Prevention
In addition to keeping your pets away from infested areas, providing them with topical ointments and flea and tick treatments are great ways of preventing ticks. Our vet will determine if your pet needs to use topical ointments for their fleas and ticks, or if other issues might be causing their skin issues.
Get Your Pet Help from Our Veterinarian Today
At Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham, NC, we want to help pet parents provide their cats and dogs with the best flea and tick prevention possible. Our goal is to stop flea and tick infestations before they happen. However, we will also provide treatment in order to get rid of fleas and ticks negatively impacting your pets' health. Call us today to schedule an appointment!