Flea and Tick Prevention with our Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles Veterinarians

If you are the owner of a cat or dog, providing them with protection against fleas and ticks is an important task, especially during the warmer months of the year. If your pet requires assistance from a veterinarian to eliminate the parasites or keep them from becoming a nuisance, call Casillas Veterinary Hospitals. Our veterinarians treat patients in the Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles. Here is some information about flea and tick prevention to read over, including how a trip to our animal hospital can help.

How Fleas and Ticks Distress Pets

When a pet contracts fleas, it will suffer from a few uncomfortable symptoms. Fleas tend to bit at the skin, leaving behind painful welts at the bite site. Some pets can have an allergic reaction to flea bites, causing even more distressing symptoms. Fleas can cause your pet to have extreme itchiness, irritation on the skin, rash, swelling, and hives. A pet suffering from a flea problem will often scratch and bite at his or her coat.

Ticks carry harmful bacteria and diseases. A pet can suffer from Lyme disease if a deer tick infects his or her body. A tick will adhere to the skin and drink a pet’s blood. The spot where the tick attached will often become inflamed or infected.

Take the Necessary Steps to Avoid Parasites At Home

Providing your pet with parasite protection medicine can be the best way to keep fleas and ticks from remaining on your pet. In addition, you can take some steps around your home to keep parasites at bay. Make sure to upkeep on your property by mowing and trimming weeds so that parasites have fewer areas to hide. Spot check your pet’s coat upon entering your home after spending time outside. A flea comb will remove fleas while a pair of tweezers is necessary to remove ticks. Vacuum and sweep your floors frequently to remove any stragglers from the home. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water often as well.

What Our Veterinarians Can Do To Help Your Pet

Our veterinarians will conduct a full examination of your pet’s coat and skin for signs of a parasitic problem and will treat it properly.

Monthly topical medication can be applied on your pet to provide non-stop protection against infestations. If your pet cannot withstand parasitic medication due to a health issue, our veterinarians can provide recommendations on thwarting off parasites using conventional methods.