Flea and Tick Prevention in Maryland
Preventing fleas and ticks from infesting your cat or dog is so much easier than treating the problem after it’s occurred—and less expensive, too! Fleas and ticks can cause a host of problems for your pet, including Lyme disease, blood loss, extreme discomfort, and more. That’s why it’s so important use flea and tick prevention medication for your four-legged friend.
At Germantown Vet, we can help you select the right treatment for your cat or dog to help prevent these pesky parasites and all the troubles they can cause. Contact us today to learn more about flea and tick prevention or to schedule an appointment for your pet!
Monthly Flea and Tick Prevention Treatments
One of the most popular methods of flea and tick prevention is administering monthly topical treatments such as Frontline Plus and Revolution. These flea and tick prevention treatments must be administered every 30 days—otherwise you put your pet at risk of infestation.
When you get these flea and tick treatments, it’s especially important that you get the right dosage and type for your size and species pet—the medication for cats and dogs is different and there are a variety of weight groups for the treatments. Our highly experienced veterinarians at Germantown Vet can prescribe you the correct treatment for your pet!
Flea and Tick Prevention Tips
Besides preventative treatment, there are other things you can do to help keep your pet flea and tick free:
- Make sure all pets are treated – Making sure all pets in your household are on flea and tick prevention medication, even if they don’t go outside, is very important. Untreated pets can act as a flea reservoir.
- Keeping pets indoors when possible – Pets that roam outside are at a much higher risk for contracting fleas and ticks, so it’s best if you can avoid the outdoors whenever possible. Of course, we understand some pets love spending time outdoors, so we recommend thoroughly checking your pet on a regular basis if he or she spends a lot of time outside.
- Routine flea and tick inspections – Speaking of checking your cat or dog, we recommend examining your pet’s skin and fur at least once a day for any fleas, flea dirt, or ticks. You can also look for areas of excessive dandruff, dermatitis, and other skin abnormalities. If you find any signs of fleas or ticks, take action immediately—give us a call and we can help you cure your pet as soon as possible!
Don’t wait until your pet is infected with fleas or ticks before you seek treatment. Following preventative measures keeps your pet healthy and happy! Whether you need flea and tick prevention medication or you need treatment for an existing problem, contact Germantown Vet today! Our experienced vets are here to help you!