Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks bring discomfort and disease, highlighting the need for consistent prevention.

Fleas and ticks are quite nasty bugs! In addition to causing skin irritation and feeding on your pet’s blood, they can also transmit disease, which can make your pet sick. The most commonly known among these is Lyme disease, which is highly prevalent in the Kingston region. There are many options to prevent or treat infestations and keep your pet parasite-free.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?

One of the most common signs of fleas, and sometimes ticks, is an intense scratching. For fleas, you may also see some hair loss and scabs forming, particularly in the rump area. Ticks must be checked for and when very small can be difficult to find. Once engorged, they are more easily found and can be removed.

What are the treatment options for ticks in Dogs?

Fleas and ticks can be treated and prevented by regular use of a veterinary-approved product. Both topical and oral forms are available and are equally effective. There are bonuses to using either of the treatments, and when purchased from your veterinarian, they are guaranteed, so any problems that might arise, although rare, are taken care of by the manufacturer. This is not the case if purchased from an online pharmacy.

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