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Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center Offers Parasite Prevention

Parasite prevention is an important part of your pet’s healthcare. When the warmer months arrive, fleas and ticks hide out in the grass, waiting to hop onto any passing animal. These pests get their nutrition from blood, and you may find your pet has an unwanted visitor when you brush his coat or find a stray insect on your carpet or in your bedding. Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center can provide the flea and tick control measures you need to prevent your home from becoming infested with fleas and will keep your pet from acquiring dangerous diseases from tick bites.

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Why Parasite Prevention Is Important

Fleas are not only annoying, their bites can also cause allergic reactions that may cause your pet to scratch constantly, which can lead to skin infections. Flea treatment will repel these pests, so they do not gain a foothold in your home. Tick prevention is also important because these insects carry diseases, such as Lyme disease, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can sicken your pet.

Flea and Tick Prevention Options

Pet owners can choose from a variety of flea and tick prevention products. Sprays, powders, dips, and collars are available, and these will do an effective job of preventing fleas and ticks from getting on your pet, but they must be re-applied regularly. Spot-on treatments are also available that must be re-applied to your pet’s coat monthly. Oral medications that prevent fleas and tick offer maximum ease of use. Your Bowling Green veterinarian can advise you on the best methods for your pet’s needs.

We Can Also Help Eliminate A Flea Problem

If you have forgotten to give your pet a flea treatment and find yourself with a flea infestation in your home, you will have to some continuous cleaning and treatment to eliminate the problem. These pests not only feed on your pet but will also bite human members of your household. Fleas have a life cycle of egg production, nymph hatching and adult reproduction that continues for a number of weeks. Your vet in Bowling Green can advise you on flea treatment for your pet and your home to eliminate these pests.

Call Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center For Parasite Prevention

Dr. Stan Snodgrass and his friendly staff have a deep commitment to the health of their patients in Bowling Green, KY, and surrounding communities. We provide a range of veterinary services for animals, to keep them healthy from their early years to old age. We provide a number of parasite prevention products and can help you decide the best ones for your pet’s unique requirements. Call Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center today at 270-781-5041 to learn more about protecting your pets from parasites.

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