Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are never fun for you or your pet. Fortunately, there are veterinary services that can prevent flea and tick problems. At Pet Medical Services in Orem, UT, our veterinarians can help make sure your pet is healthy. Fleas and ticks can cause major health complications for your pet. With our variety of services, you won’t have to worry about your furry friend being at risk.
If your pet comes in contact with fleas, this will likely cause an infestation. Infestations and flea bites can cause serious health complications for your pet. Fleas can also invade your home.
While there are over-the-counter flea treatment options available, they generally aren't as effective as what our veterinary professionals can provide. Treatment options include medicines, sprays, and baths. It's important to work with our veterinarians to be sure that the options you're using to treat fleas are safe for your pet. Some pets have medical conditions, allergies, and other issues that could make some flea medications dangerous. Fleas can also be prevented by giving your pet medication or a flea collar.
Ticks are dangerous and can carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other infectious diseases. If ticks get into your home, they can also attach themselves to you or your family. It’s important to give your pet preventative tick care.
Your pet should be always be checked for ticks when it comes into the house after playing outside. However, there are also treatments available to reduce the chances of a tick adhering to your pet. Our veterinarians can help you find the best tick prevention method for your pet. These methods include oral and topical medications.
It is important to be consistent in flea and tick prevention methods so that your pet is always protected. It’s also a good idea to regularly clean your pet’s bed and blankets. Fleas and ticks are more abundant in warmer weather, so be even more careful during the summer. However, if you suspect that your pet does have fleas or ticks, bring it to our veterinary center right away for proper treatment.
Work with Our Veterinarians
Our team understands the importance of flea and tick prevention and treatment. Our goal is to keep your pet healthy and happy. Because fleas and ticks can make pets and people sick, we want to make sure your pet isn't bringing home unwanted visitors. At Pet Medical Services in Orem, UT, we can make flea and tick prevention easy. We offer individualized veterinary care for every pet. If you have any questions about fleas and ticks, we are happy to answer them. Call our facility today to schedule an appointment.