Have you noticed your cat or dog itch excessively or bald or red spots on your pet? This may be signs of a flea or tick infestation. Once fleas and ticks invade your cat or dog, there's no telling how bad the infestation can be or how detrimental it can be to your pet's health. Therefore, it's important not just to treat fleas and ticks when seen but also to engage in flea and tick prevention to prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place.
At Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA, we are dedicated to providing pets the care they need to live long and healthy lives. That's why we offer flea and tick prevention services as part of our routine pet care. Through preventative care and the help of our trained veterinarian, your pet won't have to deal with fleas and ticks!
What Are Fleas and Ticks?
Fleas and ticks are tiny, almost microscopic parasites that feed off of your cat or dog's blood and bodily fluids. They can latch onto their skin, causing significant amounts of pain, irritation, and discomfort. Signs that your pet might have a flea and tick problem include:
- Excessive grooming
- Hair loss and bald spots
- Changes in behavior
- Excessive itching
- Dried blood spots
- Visible fleas and ticks on their bodies
- Increased matting of the hair
Are Fleas and Ticks Dangerous?
Not only can fleas and ticks lead to discomfort and stress in your pet, but they can also transmit diseases. In addition, fleas also bite humans, which can show up as tiny raised and incredibly itchy bumps in a straight line, usually around the ankle.
Preventative Care and Pet Care
Fortunately, ticks and fleas are fairly easy to prevent with the help of topical ointments or other monthly medications provided by our veterinarian. In addition to preventative care and flea and tick prevention, our veterinarian can also provide other pet care services, including:
- Wellness exams
- Pet dental care
- And more!
Visit Our Animal Hospital for Preventative Care for Your Pet in San Jose, CA
We care about your pet as much as you do. At Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, our staff is here to provide comprehensive pet care services, including flea and tick prevention, to help your pet feel comfortable year-round. Call us at (408) 258-2735 today to book an appointment.