Flea & Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks can cause dogs or cats a great deal of distress. For this reason, it is best to have a preventative action in place to keep your pet from falling victim to unnecessary symptoms due to pests. If your pet requires treatment for fleas or ticks or if you wish to prevent these parasites from harming your pet, contact Costa Mesa Animal Hospital for assistance. Our veterinary practice services those living in the Costa Mesa, Newport beach, and Fountain Valley areas. Learn how to protect your pet from parasites and give our veterinarian a call for an appointment for treatment if needed.
Keep Parasites From Causing Your Pet Difficulties
It is important to take steps to keep parasites from gaining access to your pet's body. Tend to your yard regularly to keep grass, shrubbery, and plants from becoming overgrown. This way parasites have minimal areas to hide. Contact a pest control service to treat your property if you believe fleas or ticks are prevalent. If your cat or dog spends time outdoors, it is best to check their fur for the presence of fleas or ticks before you allow them back into your home. This is easily done by parting their fur. Keep a flea comb and pair of tweezers handy for removal of parasites. Indoors, take the time to wash your pet's bedding in hot water regularly. Keep on top of vacuuming and sweeping as well.
How To Recognize A Flea Or Tick Problem
Knowing what fleas and ticks look like will help you determine whether your pet is suffering from an infestation. Fleas are very small and look much like black sesame seeds. They can jump rather far. Ticks look much like small spiders. When they adhere to the skin, however, they blow up in size and resemble dark kernels of corn. Many pets will try to scratch or bite at areas of their body where fleas or ticks are present. These parasites usually cause itchiness and inflammation of the skin. If you notice your pet spending more time trying to groom itself, check the fur for pests.
What Our Veterinarian Will Do To Help
If you suspect your pet has an infestation of fleas or ticks, it is best to make an appointment at our veterinary facility for an evaluation. Our veterinarian will treat your pet with medication to kill any fleas or ticks they have upon their body. In some instances, additional medication for skin problems is necessary. Our vet also provides topical medication as a preventative measure.
Call Costa Mesa Animal Hospital Today!
Call Costa Mesa Animal Hospital if you live in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, or Fountain Valley and require help for parasites. Contact us today at 949-548-3794.