Fleas & Ticks Treatment

Fleas And Ticks Treatment In Durham And Chapel Hill

At New Hope Animal Hospital of Durham and Chapel Hill NC we do our very best to accommodate your busy schedule. After all, our vet team doesn't want important pet wellness services, like flea and tick treatmentto fall by the wayside.


Our Vets Explains: Why Are Flea And Tick Treatments So Important For Pets?

Fleas, ticks, and other parasites can cause a lot of problems for animals. These bugs' bites can be itchy or painful, and may potentially become infected. Fleas can cause pets to chew themselves to the point of severe skin infections, while ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, disease that can have life-long implications for your pet.

Giving your animal a regularly scheduled dose of flea and tick medication throughout the year is the number one way to protect it against flea- and tick-borne illnesses. There are many options on the market now, and some are more effective than others.  For cats, topical treatments remain the most popular, while both topical and oral medications are available for dogs. Our Durham and Chapel Hill vet team can give you specific suggestions on the best type of preventative flea and tick treatment to give to your pet. Many factors, such as weight, age, and breed, will determine which medication is best.

What Other Ways Can I Protect My Pet Against Fleas and Ticks?

Here are a few other helpful tips our Chapel Hill and Durham vet staff recommends: 

  • Check your animal for ticks after it has been outside, especially after visiting wooded or overgrown areas. Depending on your animal's coat, you may choose to feel and search with your fingertips or a pet-friendly comb. Tick preventative products can take some time to kill, and the jury is still out on how long a tick must be attached to transmit disease. Be sure to check the humans of the house, too!
  • Maintain a trim and tidy yard to decrease its appeal to ticks
  • If you notice your pet begin scratching, be sure to look closely for signs of flea infestation, such as black granules or "flea dirt" (their fecal matter) that can look like black pepper scattered in the roots of their hair.. 
  • Take your dog or cat in for an annual pet wellness exam to ensure your flea and tick treatment protocol is up-to-date. 

Is It Time To Get More Flea And Tick Medication For Your Pet? Stop By Our Durham and Chapel Hill Veterinarian Team Today

Flea and tick medications only work when you give them to your animal regularly. So, if your pet is in need of flea and tick treatment, contact our Durham and Chapel Hill veterinarian team, led by Dr. Soren Windram and Dr. Christine Bush, at New Hope Animal Hospital. Call 919-490-2000 today!

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  • "Dr. Windram is such a great veterinarian! He always takes the time to follow up visits with a call, and is so patient with my high-stress, vet-anxious dog. I only wish I could get this kind of medical care for myself!"
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  • "I've been going here for about 4 years with my dog. The staff is kind and loving towards the animals and very friendly and professional."
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  • "Dr. Bush is the most amazing and thorough veterinarian I have ever encountered. She is a true professional and cares equally for both her patients as well as their owners."
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  • "My pets have been cared for by the folks at New Hope for years now. Best vet practice in Durham hands down!"
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