Flea & Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks
If you are a dog or cat owner, dealing with fleas and ticks is something you need to consider so your pet remains comfortable and in the best of health. Consider making an appointment with our Durham veterinarian at New Hope Animal Hospital as a parasite prevention tactic. Try the following tips to keep your pet protected against fleas and ticks as well.
Tend To Your Property Frequently
If fleas and ticks are present upon your property, and your pet goes outside or gets into your yard, transferal of these parasites to their coat is likely. It is important to treat your lawn for pests to help keep them from reproducing and infesting your property. Make sure to cut your lawn on a routine basis to help keep pests at bay as well.
Keep Your Home's Interior Clean
If your pet has recently suffered from a parasite problem, eliminating any fleas or ticks left behind in your home after your pet's treatment is necessary. This way they will not start a new infestation on your pet's coat in the future. Vacuum often and launder your pet's bedding in hot water to kill any eggs or larvae from the fibers.
Perform Proper Grooming Procedures
Check your pet for fleas and ticks often, especially if they go outdoors. A flea comb will remove any parasites you notice. Ticks can be removed with tweezers. Bathe your pet to remove dirt from their fur, which helps to mask the presence of parasites. During their bathing session, check their fur for fleas and ticks. Bring your pet to a vet if they are noticed.
Consider A Parasite Prevention Agent
Topical parasite prevention agents work well at killing fleas and ticks within your pet's coat. They also help at keeping future outbreaks from occurring. These agents are prescribed by a vet and need to be reapplied monthly.
Concerned Your Pet Have A Parasite? Contact us today!
If your pet is suffering from a flea or tick problem, call New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham to meet with our veterinarian. Call us at 919-490-2000.