Fleas and ticks can cause a lot of distress to dogs and cats that contract them. If your pet has fleas or ticks, or if you wish to try preventative care to keep these pests away from your dog or cat, contact us at Country Veterinary Service in Farmington, AR, to make an appointment with a “veterinarian near me.” In addition to vaccines, our vet provides options for treatment against parasites. Here are some ways to prevent fleas and ticks from causing havoc on your pet.
Keep Your Property Maintained
Fleas and ticks tend to congregate in areas where foliage is abundant and grass or shrubbery is overgrown. Make sure to take the time to care for your property on a routine basis. This includes regular lawn maintenance, as well as tending to excessive limbs in areas where your pet frequents. You can also enlist help from a pest control service in your area to apply insecticide to your lawn to help keep fleas and ticks at bay.
Check Your Pet Regularly
Check your pet for fleas or ticks each time you intend on allowing them back in your home after an excursion outside.
Keep on Top of Cleaning
A dirty home is one that will soon become rampant with a flea problem if your pet has any on their body. Pets transfer fleas to their bedding, carpets, and other areas in the home. Make sure to vacuum regularly to remove flea eggs and larvae. Laundering your pet's bedding can help as well.
Get Over the Counter Parasite Prevention
You can protect your pet from most parasites by simply using parasite prevention you can find at your local pet store. There are a number of different ways that parasite prevention can be administered to your pet so you can find the right one to suit your needs.
See a Vet for Help
A “veterinarian near me” on our team not only provides routine care, vaccines, and microchipping but can also provide preventative care against fleas and ticks. These medications are relatively safe for pets and can help ensure they will not suffer from an infestation.
Get Vet Care, Vaccines, and Preventative Care from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
If you are interested in obtaining preventive care against parasites, the first step is to contact us at Country Veterinary Service in Farmington, AR. Give our vet a call at (479) 267-2685 to find out more about us and our veterinary services. A “veterinarian near me” is here to help.