A flea infestation can make your pet miserable and your home unlivable. Ticks carry diseases that can make your pet sick and cause expensive vet bills. That’s why regular flea and tick control is so important. At Williams-Sebby Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort in San Marcos, TX, we can help you find the right flea and tick control method for your pet’s needs.
Avoiding Flea Problems
Fleas are tiny insects that can hitch a ride on your cat or dog any time they are outdoors. These pests have a life cycle that extends over several weeks, so the eggs, larva, and adults have ample time to find their way into your carpeting, bedding, and upholstery, as well as your pets. Getting rid of an infestation of fleas takes a considerable amount of work, with regular shampooing of your pet, removing the fleas with a comb, flea treatment, and constant vacuuming and laundering of household items. Prevention of this problem is made easy with a variety of effective flea control products that are available in stores or from our veterinarian.
Ticks Carry Disease That Can Impair Your Pet’s Health
Ticks can be found in the grass around your home or in wooded areas where you walk your pet. They attach themselves to the animal’s coat, usually behind the ears, between the toes or in the groin area. To remove a tick from your pet, you should grasp the body of the tick with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible and then, pull out. Ticks carry a number of diseases that can be transmitted to your pet, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and tick paralysis. Regular flea and tick control will help to protect your pet’s health.
Flea and Tick Control Options
Pet owners can choose from a wide array of flea & tick control products. These products repel fleas at different stages of their life cycle, as well as ticks. Some products also repel mosquitoes. Shampoos sprays and powders can be found in pet stores and discount stores. Flea collars can be fitted on your pet’s neck for prevention that lasts for months. Spot-on products are applied monthly. Oral medications are also available through our San Marcos vet.
Make Williams-Sebby Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort Your Veterinarian in San Marcos
Dr. Sebby and Dr. Williams offer their extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine to help patients in San Marcos, TX, and nearby communities maintain health at every stage. We offer many services for pets, including wellness exams, preventative care, spay & neuter surgery, pharmacy services, urgent care, boarding, and grooming. Call Williams-Sebby Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort today at 512-396-1996 for an appointment to learn about today’s methods for effective flea and tick control.