Flea and Tick Prevention in Mokena
Is your dog or cat protected from fleas and ticks? At Mokena Animal Clinic, we know how important it is to include flea and tick prevention in every pet’s wellness regimen. These common parasites aren’t just annoying pests; they’re actual health hazards for your pets. That’s why we work hard to make sure every family
Why is Flea & Tick Prevention So Important?
Both fleas and ticks are parasites that live off the blood of animals they infest. They both reproduce, and they both expose your pets to additional health risks as they continue to breed. These risks range from itching to actual death, so it’s very important to keep your pets protected at all times.
Here are some of the consequences of fleas and ticks:
- Constant itching
- Open sores (from constant scratching)
- Lyme disease (if ticks are carrying it)
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Hair loss
- Tapeworms (if pets swallow larvae)
- Pale gums
Types of Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats
So, which methods do we use to protect pets from external parasites? Your vet will help you decide the best option for your pet, but some of the most common forms of flea medication include monthly pills, topical sprays, and ointments. Tick medication
How We Prevent and Treat Fleas & Ticks
Fleas and ticks are no joke, and your pets deserve thorough preventative care to make sure these parasites don’t infest their bodies. If an infestation has already happened, they need immediate treatment to kill the fleas or ticks, relieve their symptoms, and eliminate their risk of future cycles and symptoms. Fortunately, our animal clinic is AAHA accredited and fully equipped to handle all your prevention and treatment needs.
We offer preventative medications in many forms, including oral and topical treatments that kill parasites and prevent them from reproducing. We also offer medication to kill existing fleas or ticks, sometimes within a matter of hours. Of course, we also know that parasites aren’t confined to your animals. If your dog or cat has fleas, your household is probably infested too. Our veterinary team can also help you eliminate infestations in your pet’s living area, including eggs and larvae that may be more difficult to control. We’ll walk you through the best ways to control fleas and ticks, such as sprays, foggers, and very thorough cleaning methods.
Make an Appointment with a Mokena Veterinarian
Does your dog or cat need flea and tick prevention? Don’t wait any longer while your pet is exposed to extra risks. Call 708-478-9107 today to make an appointment with a veterinarian in Mokena. Your vet will recommend the best flea and tick medication for your particular pet, and our staff will help you stay on schedule to prevent any lapses in protection.