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Flea and Tick Prevention

Prevent Fleas and Ticks With Help From The Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola, Florida

Here at The Brentwood Animal Hospital, located in Pensacola, Florida, we are committed to helping you keep your pet healthy and happy. One of the ways we can do this is by eliminating any existing flea or tick infestations your pet may have and preventing future infestations. As a pet owner, it is important to keep your pet free of fleas and ticks. Here is more information every pet owner should know about flea and tick prevention. 

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Why Should You Care About Fleas and Tick Prevention

There are many reasons why you should care about flea and tick prevention for your cat or dog. Fleas and ticks can carry diseases and illnesses. This can make your pet sick, or can even make you sick if the flea or tick transfers from your pet to you. Fleas can also make your pet itchy and uncomfortable. Your pet can be scratching and develop rashes. Lastly, fleas can jump off your pet and infest your home. You will then be left with the task of removing these pests from your home. 

Different Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

There are many different ways to prevent fleas and ticks on your pet. The most common ways to prevent these pests are with spot-on treatments, sprays or oral medications. With spot-on treatments, you treat one spot, such as the neck or back, once a month to prevent infestations. With sprays, you spray your entire pet to kill any existing pests and prevent new ones from making your pet their home. An oral medication is a pill that your pet takes, typically monthly, to prevent flea and tick infestations. 

How a Veterinarian Can Help to Prevent and Treat Fleas and Ticks

If your pet is dealing with a flea or tick infestation, that infestation must be dealt with before prevention can occur. Typically, your pet will receive a bath to remove and kill any existing fleas and ticks and then be sprayed with a flea and tick spray. Once the pet is free of fleas and ticks, a preventative treatment will be given to help keep them free of these pests. A veterinarian will work with you to determine the best treatment for your pet based on how often they go outdoors, how easy it is to apply a treatment or give them a pill and your budget. 

Call Brentwood Animal Hospital Today!

Is your pet dealing with fleas or ticks? Or do you want to take action to prevent an infestation? Here at The Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, we can help you with all of your pet's flea and tick needs, including treating an existing infestation or preventing one. Call us at (850) 434-2646 to schedule your appointment today.