Fleas and ticks can cause serious skin conditions and they carry diseases that can cause serious health issues with your dog and cat. Protecting your pet against parasites is critical; fortunately, parasite prevention is possible. In many situations, all it takes to protect your pet from parasites is doing a few things in and around your Memphis home. Along with routine visits to your veterinarian, here are a few tips for things for parasite prevention you can do at home to protect your pet against fleas and ticks.
Flea Prevention and Treatment
One of the most important things you can do to prevent fleas from invading your pet and your home is to routinely check your pet for fleas. One of the first signs to be aware of is if your pet seems to be scratching more than usual or appear nervous. If there are fleas on your pet and in your home, it is essential that you treat all pets in the home to prevent transmitting fleas from one pet to another. It is also important to wash your pet’s bedding, blanket and toys in the hottest water possible and treat your home and yard with a veterinarian recommended flea treatment product. Be sure to take your pet to the vet for routine exams and recommendations for parasite prevention methods.
Tick Prevention and Treatment
One of the easiest ways to prevent ticks from attaching themselves to your pet is by making your lawn unappealing to ticks. Be sure to keep the grass mowed short, weed frequently and trim the bushes regularly to prevent tick breeding grounds. When taking your pet for a walk, avoid areas with tall grass and overgrown brush and keep your pet on a leash to prevent them from running into tick-infested areas. Ticks carry a variety of life-threatening diseases, so the best treatment is prevention. Be sure to visit your veterinarian for suggestions on the best type of preventative for your pet.
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