Parasite Prevention and Treatment

Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA, is the leading veterinarian pet care clinic with exceptional preventative care and pet emergency care. Our vet team understands how it affects your pet’s health and well-being.

Heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, fleas, and ticks transmit dangerous and sometimes fatal animal diseases. The only way to confirm your pet is protected is to maintain routine wellness exams with our vet. We can determine your pet’s health condition and any issues requiring pet emergency care.

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Symptoms of Tick and Flea Issues

If any indication of fleas or ticks show up on your pet, try to remove them and disinfect the space where your pet has been. Contact our veterinarian team for recommendations or to book an appointment for further treatment. Monitor your pet for any pain, discomfort, or sickness. The following are signs of a flea and tick issue:

  • Pale lips or gums
  • Restlessness
  • Constant head shaking
  • Excessive itching
  • Flea eggs in your pet’s fur
  • Flea dirt in your pet’s fur
  • Scabs
  • Skin twitching

Critical Tick and Flea Infestation

A critical tick and flea infestation in pets can be a serious and distressing situation that requires immediate attention. In such cases, the number of ticks and fleas on the pet is extensive and can lead to severe health issues. No animal should suffer potentially fatal excruciating symptoms. Our vet can discuss affordable treatment options to eliminate the parasites, treat the side effects, and prevent reoccurrence.

Tick and Flea Prevention

Tick and flea prevention are crucial to protect your pets from these blood-sucking parasites and the diseases they can transmit. Preventing tick and flea infestations is more effective and safer than treating an existing problem. Year-round parasite prevention medications are available by veterinarian prescription.

Home remedies and preventative measures can be effective against parasites and mitigate the irritation, pain, and itchiness left behind. The following are measures you can do at home:

  • Keep your yard cut short and free of clippings.
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs often.
  • Wash bedding regularly.
  • Brush your pet’s fur weekly.
  • Check your pet’s skin after an outdoor outing.
  • Always keep outdoor trash cans covered.

Contact Alum Rock Animal Hospital for Parasite Prevention

Alum Rock Animal Hospital in San Jose, CA, provides the highest quality preventative care to treat your pet and any resulting bites or rashes. Our pet care services include professional pet products and treatments to kill and prevent parasites swiftly.

Contact our veterinarian team at (408) 258-2735 or use our online appointment request form to book your pet’s preventative care appointment.