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Posted on 07-23-2018

Stockton Based Veterinarian Offers Advice on Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

When warm weather is present, fleas and ticks become nuisances for pets and their pet owners. Taking steps in parasite prevention will help to keep your dog or cat comfortable when these pests are abundant. Here is some information about fleas and ticks to consider during the warmer months of the year. If your pet suffers from a parasite, problem, seeing our veterinarian at Venetian Pet Hospital in Stockton will get them back on track to living comfortably and pest-free.

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General Information about Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks usually emerge in the early springtime and do not become dormant outdoors until after autumn. Unfortunately, these parasites can still thrive inside within carpeting or on your pet. Pets that have fleas tend to scratch at them frequently. They are known to cause distress to dogs and cats, often causing anxiety, red skin, itchiness, and possible allergic reactions. When a tick attaches to a dog or cat, it will cause inflammation and the possibility of infection at the site of contact.

How to Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Of Your Pet

If your pet goes outdoors, make it a priority to comb them with a flea comb before they go back into the house. This will remove loose fleas, helping to keep them from laying eggs on your pet. Ticks will also be found with this process. Treat your lawn if fleas and ticks are known to be a problem in your area. Take the time to wash your pet's bedding regularly and vacuum carpeting on a frequent basis to eliminate any possible eggs or larvae. Your veterinarian can give your pet a flea or tick treatment in the comfort of their office during a routine visit. 

Contact Your Stockton-based Veterinarian for More Information on Flea and Tick Prevention

If you have concerns about proper parasite prevention tactics, calling our veterinarian in Stockton is an option. Contact Venetian Pet Hospital at 209-477-3926 to speak with one of our veterinarians or to make an appointment for an evaluation.

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