Flea and Parasite Care
An important part of pet care is providing it with treatment if they happen to run into a parasite problem. If your cat or dog is suffering from fleas or ticks, contact Our Pet Vets in San Diego, CA, for an assessment. Read on to learn how to recognize a parasite problem, how to protect your pet from getting parasites and what our veterinarian will do if your pet does have an infestation.
The Signs of a Parasite Problem
Fleas are very small and look much like black sesame seeds. They walk through the fur very quickly and jump. Your pet will likely bite and scratch at its coat constantly if it has fleas running along its body. Ticks look like small spiders. They have six legs, however. They adhere to a pet and drink their blood. When a tick is latched onto a pet, it becomes engorged. They are easier to locate as they will feel like a bump on your pet's body when you pet your animal.
How to Protect Your Pet from Parasites
It is best to do daily checks of your pet's body for the presence of parasites. Simply part their fur and check their skin for black specks or flea dirt. You may also notice fleas running around in more severe cases. Ticks are usually noticed when grooming your pet. Use a pest control agent in your yard to minimize the population of these parasites. A trip for veterinary care at our animal hospital can also keep fleas and ticks at bay.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
When you bring your pet to our veterinarian for an assessment, they will check the skin in detail for signs of bite marks or allergic reactions. If fleas or ticks are indeed present, a flea and tick control agent is prescribed to eliminate them from the body. This medication can also be given as a preventative measure.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If your pet is experiencing discomfort due to fleas and ticks, let our team at Our Pet Vets in San Diego, CA, help. To learn more about the treatments that we provide or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (619) 225-8000 today. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, we are happy to assist you!