Parasite Prevention

Goshen Animal Clinic Can Help With Parasite Prevention for Your Pet

Fleas and ticks are an unpleasant part of life for pets. These tiny pests can make your home a breeding ground and can carry serious diseases. Parasite prevention should be a routine part of your pet’s veterinary care. At Goshen Animal Clinic in Prospect KY, we can advise you on the right type of prevention for your pet and provide treatment when parasites become a problem.

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Fleas and Ticks Can Endanger Your Pet’s Health

Fleas not only cause annoying bites Your pet may be allergic to the bites, which can cause a severe skin reaction Constant scratching can lead to secondary skin infections. The adult fleas can lay eggs in your carpeting and furniture, leading to weeks of flea infestation that requires laborious cleaning and vacuuming. Ticks that attach themselves to the skin of your pet can carry dangerous diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis and babiosis. Using flea and tick control products can protect your pet against these threats to health.

Parasite Prevention Options

With so many options for flea and tick control, choosing the right one for your pet can be confusing. Sprays and powders are effective, but they need frequent application to ensure protection. Flea collars are available, but some animals don’t like wearing them. Spot-on treatments, used monthly, are a popular option, because they are easy to apply and offer month-long protection. Oral medications are available, which eliminate the mess of application and only need to be given monthly. Your budget and your pet’s needs will determine which product you should use. Your vet can provide more comprehensive information about the various products.

Your Veterinarian in Prospect Can Help With Tick Prevention and Flea Treatment

When flea and tick problems arise, your Prospect vet can advise you on safe and effective ways to eliminate the problem from your pet and from your home. We can also give you information about the different types of flea and tick control and help you decide which one is best for your pet’s needs.

Make Goshen Animal Clinic Your Prospect Veterinarian for Parasite Prevention

Dr. Hagan, Dr. Proffitt and Dr. Roth combine their knowledge of veterinary medicine and years of experience to ensure the health of their patients in Prospect, KY and surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of services to ensure your pet stays healthy at every age. Call Goshen Animal Clinic today at 502-228-1827 for an appointment to learn about parasite prevention options that can keep your pet healthy and comfortable throughout the year.

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