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Posted on 10-03-2018

Seven Important Flea and Tick Prevention Tips from Watertown Animal Hospital

Fleas and ticks are annoying little pests that live in the fur of your pets. The hot, sunny months provide the perfect environment for these little parasites to feed on your pet’s blood. Fleas and ticks are extremely small but they can create several major health concerns for your pets. Depending on the severity of the infestation, your pet can experience allergic reactions or other serious life-threatening illnesses. Here at Watertown Animal Hospital, our veterinarian treats your pet like family. Our goal is to protect your pet and provide your family with the best service possible.

dog getting bathed by owner

Tips to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

We have listed several important steps you can take to prevent flea and tick infestation of your pet:

  1. Avoid walking your pet in high grassy areas. This means keeping your lawn cut regularly. In fact, keep your lawn as low as possible.
  2. Dogs can contaminate each other. Be sure to treat each dog if you own more than one.
  3. Use only those products that are meant for a specific pet. In other words, never use cat treatments for dogs and dog treatments for cats.
  4. Comb your pet’s fur with a specialty flea comb and dispose of any shedding.
  5. Wash your pet and your pet’s bedding regularly. Fleas and ticks can survive in warm settings.
  6. Check your pet for fleas and ticks regularly. Manually remove any tick or flea immediately.
  7. Schedule your pet for regular vet visits even if your pet seems to be okay.

Contact Your Watertown Veterinarian Today for Flea and Tick Prevention

Early intervention can save you hundreds of dollars on sprays, shampoos, and soaps. Taking your pet to the vet for regular checkups and vaccinations can protect your pet from fleas, ticks and heartworm disease. It is not too late to get your pet in before the summer comes roaring in.

We offer comprehensive wellness and illness services for your pet. Give our office a call at 860-274-2212 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian in Watertown.

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