Flea & Tick Prevention

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are everywhere, and they pose a serious danger to pets. They can spread deadly diseases as well as cause long-term effects in pets that have been bitten. If you would like to learn more about how to keep your pets safe from fleas and ticks, contact our team at Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA.

Fleas and Ticks

Both fleas and ticks can spread numerous diseases to pets through their bites. They can also cause serious allergic reactions as well as introduce other parasites into the pet. When fleas or ticks bite a pet, they are in contact with the pet's blood, and they can spread bacteria into the bloodstream. That bacteria may cause pain and discomfort, it can also cause problems like tick paralysis, or spread a disease that results in the pet's death. That is why it is so important to do everything possible to keep these parasites away from your pets.

Preventative Methods for Pets

To keep your pets free from fleas and ticks, there are a few different parasite prevention methods that you can incorporate into your pet’s routine. When your pet comes in from the outside, feel around on the pet's skin and make sure there are no ticks attached. If you can get your pet to lay on his back, examine the area around his stomach for fleas. Above all, get your pet on some form of parasite prevention treatment. These medications differ in how long they can last, and some can last for as long as a year. Don't leave your pet's health to chance! Pets that are unprotected have a high rate of being affected by both fleas and ticks.

Get Flea and Tick Prevention in Downey, CA

If you are interested in parasite prevention medication, call Firestone Animal Hospital today at (562) 928-1341 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rocha.

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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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