Flea and Tick Prevention

When you have a pet with fleas and ticks, it's important to get rid of them immediately with a combination of treatment types. These can include shampoo for fleas and ticks and flea combs. However, it's much easier and better for the pet if you can prevent those fleas and ticks in the first place with the right vet care. When you want to keep your pets free from these parasites, you can call Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA, to make an appointment with the veterinarian.


Ticks and Pets

Both cats and dogs are highly vulnerable to developing infestations of ticks. Ticks can be insidious to pets, wrecking their health and spreading a number of serious diseases. They can spread many different bacterial diseases through the bloodstream of your pet. Ticks bite into a pet's skin and stay in contact with the bloodstream as they drink from it. This allows them to spread a number of types of bacteria into it over time. Some of the diseases they spread can be fatal to pets.

When you want to prevent serious diseases like Lyme disease in your pets, see a veterinarian about getting a medication that prevents both fleas and ticks. 

Fleas and Pets

Cats and dogs are also vulnerable to getting infestations of fleas. Fleas are a type of pest that many pet owners consider to be just an annoyance. However, they can greatly impact a pet's health in a number of ways. Fleas also spread diseases to pets, just as ticks do. They can spread many different bacterial diseases as well as other parasites like tapeworms.

Fleas can lower your pet's quality of life and give them unbearable itching from the bites. Pets are generally allergic to flea saliva, and this can cause serious skin problems as well as more serious reactions. Fleas should always be kept at bay by pet owners by visiting the veterinarian and getting the right vet care to prevent these pests. 

Get Expert Vet Care

When you're in San Jose, CA, and own a pet, you need to see our veterinarian at our animal hospital. Part of regular vet care should be an assessment for fleas and ticks and a medication that will prevent them. Many of these medications prevent both, and some prevent other parasites, such as certain types of worms. It's always best to keep every dog and cat on these medications permanently to safeguard their health. Call Alum Rock Animal Hospital at (408) 258-2735 for an appointment today.