Flea and Tick Prevention

Even if your pet spends the majority of its day inside, it will inevitably come into contact with fleas or ticks while playing or taking a bathroom break outdoors. The best way to keep your pets and family safe from these pests is to make sure that you stay on top of flea and tick prevention for your pets. The veterinary experts at Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA, will recommend the most effective tick and flea prevention measures for your pet as part of their wellness exams.


Why Your Pets Need Flea and Tick Prevention

A Flea or tick infestation can significantly impact the health and comfort of your dog or cat. By maintaining the tick and flea prevention measures recommended by your veterinarian, you can help your four-legged friend avoid discomfort and prevent skin infections and diseases like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Flea and tick prevention helps keep your pet happy and healthy while protecting your home and family from an infestation.

When it comes to flea and tick prevention, pet owners have a number of different options. Typically, prevention options include oral medications as well as topical spot treatments and sprays. The best flea and tick prevention option for your pet will depend on your pet’s medical history, lifestyle, and environment. The best way to ensure that your cat or dog gets the most effective prevention measures is to consult with an experienced vet about your options.

The Importance of Routine Veterinary Wellness Exams

At Firestone Animal Hospital, we take flea and tick prevention seriously. That is why we make it a regular part of your pet’s routine veterinary wellness exam. During your pet’s appointment, our veterinarian will check for signs of fleas and ticks. If an issue is found, we will discuss the best flea treatment options to help your pet find some relief.

While there are tick and flea treatment options available, the best way to protect your pet and your home is to take preventative measures. This helps keep your pet healthy and happy while sparing you the hassle and expense of dealing with an infestation. During your cat or dog’s wellness exam, Dr. Rocha will recommend the best preventative options to help you avoid any issues.

Make an Appointment with a Downey Veterinarian

Are you looking for a new veterinarian in the Downey, CA, area? Firestone Animal Hospital offers a range of veterinary services including wellness exams and flea and tick prevention. With more than 30 years of experience as a veterinarian and surgeon, Dr. Rocha aims to help local pets live long and healthy lives by providing quality veterinary services. Call today to make an appointment: (562) 928-1341.




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