Dog Fleas and Ticks
During days that have mild temperatures, we tend to stay out with our furry friends for long walks to enjoy the lovely weather. Unfortunately, fleas and ticks also enjoy the mild weather. It is very important to use preventative treatment against fleas and ticks.
How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?
We recommend checking your dog weekly for the presence of flea dirt, a by-product of fleas taking a blood meal. This can appear as small black specks on the skin, often in areas like the abdomen, neck, chin and hind end area. Brushing your pet with a comb/brush can detect the evidence of ticks, which can appear similar to skin tags and small dime-sized lumps. If you believe you have found a tick or flea on your pet, contact us today to book an appointment with our medical staff for preventative care.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?
To prevent fleas and ticks, it is recommended to use a monthly preventative product.These come in many forms such as topical or chewable. Our medical staff can discuss which route of prevention may be right for your dog.
What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?
Monthly preventative treatment will help avoid further tick infestations on your dog. We recommend testing for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases if you have found a tick on your dog.