Every pet should to be well taken care of in order to be as healthy as he can be. If you have a cat or dog who isn't on preventative care for fleas and ticks, they are in danger of becoming infested with parasites. To make sure your pet doesn't end up with these bugs, see our vet at our pet clinic. Our veterinarian in Arlington, TX, can see your pet and give him a health exam and prescribe the right prevention medication. Give your pet the preventative care he needs to be protected from parasites and diseases. We at Animal Clinic of Arlington are here to help.
When a pet gets flea bites, you have to chase down fleas and may even get a few bites yourself. You might be tempted to think that's all there is to flea bites, but there's more. Flea bites can have a severe effect on a pet's health. Many pets get allergic reactions from the bites and they may also chew at the bites because they're so itchy. Then, they can swallow one of them and get tapeworms from it. They can also get anemia from being bitten so many times. In addition, fleas can spread a wide range of diseases to pets. They often spread bacteria that cause preventable diseases and make pets sick.
Like fleas, ticks have a lot of bacteria on them and can spread bacterial diseases. The diseases. including things like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, can lead to death. Without preventative care your pet is in danger of getting these diseases. Even if your pet stays inside all the time, he can still could attract a tick or flea and should be on these medications, if for nothing else than peace of mind. Many of these medications can protect your pet from both fleas and ticks, and some also protect against heartworms or other types of worms. You can also bring your pet to the vet every year for a health exam. Both fleas and ticks are best prevented before they become a problem.
Visit Our Pet Clinic for Preventative Care from Our Vet
When it's time to see a veterinarian, call our Arlington, TX, office. We at Animal Clinic of Arlington love pets and want the best for their health care. Call us at (817) 460-6622 for more information.