When you have a dog or cat, your pet is vulnerable to being bitten by fleas and ticks. This is true even for pets who spend all of their time indoors. Fleas and ticks get around and they easily get into homes. If you have a pet who isn’t on any form of flea or tick prevention, it needs to come into our pet clinic and be seen by Dr. Narala. Your pet will likely need some type of medication for fleas and ticks. If you are in North Brunswick, make an appointment with our team at Faith Vet Clinic.

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Flea Bites

When your dog or cat gets flea bites, it’s much more than simply something that will annoy them. Many serious health conditions can come from flea bites. Once your cat or dog has fleas, those parasites can multiply fast and just a few fleas can soon turn into an infestation.

Flea bites commonly cause allergic reactions in pets, and these may be severe. The bites cause itchy rashes, welts, and can cause problems to other systems of the body. When scratching, a cat or dog may eat a flea and this can give it tapeworms. Flea bites can also transfer a variety of bacterial infections to pets, many of which there are no shots to prevent.

Tick Bites

In many ways, tick bites can be even riskier for pets. There are so many diseases that can be spread by ticks. It’s important to regularly check your pet for ticks. Feel along your pet’s skin to make sure there are no ticks attached to it after your pet has been outside.

Keep your pet on flea and tick prevention medication. Pets often have serious tick bites that get infected as well as a range of severe illnesses that can be fatal. It’s never a good idea for a pet to be off a prevention medication.

Flea and Tick Prevention

To get this type of medication, as well as your pet’s vaccinations, your pet needs to visit a pet clinic and get an exam from a veterinarian. Once your pet has been examined and found to be healthy enough for a preventative medication, the veterinarian can prescribe the right medication to protect your pet. These medications are often in a chewable form that is easy for your pet to take. There are also flavored pills and shots that can deliver these medications.

Get Your Pet Protected in North Brunswick, NJ

When you have a pet, it’s up to you to safeguard their health. If your cat or dog needs flea and tick prevention and you live in or around North Brunswick, call Faith Vet Clinic today at (732) 658-6777 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.