Fleas and ticks are never easy to deal with, and these tiny creatures can pose a big threat to your pet's overall health. If your pet is suffering from a current flea and tick infestation, help from a veterinarian will be your best choice to improve their quality of life. Flea and tick prevention is one of the best types of pet care to reduce the chances of infestations occurring as well as make sure your pet is comfortable year-round.
At Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital serving Bossier City, LA, we want to help the pets in our care receive the pet care they need to stay healthy and happy. Through our fleas and tick prevention services, preventative care exams, and vaccinations, we can help prevent illnesses before they even begin for your pet.
What Are Fleas and Ticks?
Fleas and ticks are parasitic insects that latch on to the skin of your pet. These creatures feast on the blood of your pet and can cause a large amount of discomfort in your pet. You might notice your pet excessively itching, getting bald spots due to excessive grooming, and even showing chances in behavior such as restlessness and aggression due to fleas and ticks.
These insects also leave sore on your pet's body that can become infected, scab over leaving dry skin, and are unsightly. Not only are fleas and ticks bad for your pet's skin health, but they can greatly reduce your pet's quality of life.
What Type of Pet Care Is Flea and Tick Prevention?
The best way to fight against fleas and ticks is to practice flea and tick prevention. Medications, bathing and grooming, and preventing your pet from entering heavily infested flea and tick areas are all good ways to prevent fleas and ticks. Vaccinations and medications are also good ways to prevent fleas and ticks and treat existing infestations in your pet as well as diseases they may bring.
How Can a Veterinarian Help?
A veterinarian at our animal hospital will conduct a pet exam to ensure your pet is not suffering from another type of medical condition causing their skin issues. A vet at our animal hospital will also provide follow-up care to ensure all fleas and ticks are fully removed from your pet and make sure they do not come back.
Through lifestyle changes, simple adjustments to your pet's routine, and medications such as ointments, a veterinarian at our animal hospital can help find the best way to get your pet the relief they need.
Find Relief for Your Pet with a Vet at Our Animal Hospital
At Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital in Bossier City, LA, we'll be here with you to fight against fleas and ticks. Call us at (318) 742-5353 to schedule an appointment. A vet at our animal hospital can provide pet care and preventative care