Keep ticks from harming your pet.
Tick prevention is an important part of protecting your pet from tick-borne diseases. Ticks are parasitic creatures that can transmit illnesses, such as anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, and babesiosis to your pet. Here at Plaza Veterinary Hospital, our team wants to help you protect your pet and their health, and we’re here to offer a few tick prevention strategies that can help.
If possible, stay out of tick-infested areas with your pet. Try to avoid areas with dense vegetation, high grass, and leaf litter whenever possible, as these are places where ticks prefer to hide. You should also perform regular tick checks on your pet, especially after spending time outdoors. If you find a tick on your pet, promptly remove it with a fine-tipped pair of tweezers.
We also encourage you to consult with us about tick prevention options for your pet. Ticks can be a major problem for pets here in the Graham, North Carolina area, especially during periods of warmer weather. We can recommend tick collars, spot-on treatments, or oral medications that can repel or kill ticks, but you should continue to frequently inspect your pet for ticks and promptly remove any you find. Tick prevention measures can help reduce the risks of tick-borne diseases, but that doesn’t mean you can simply stop checking your pet for these pests.
Keep ticks from causing problems for your pet and make tick prevention an ongoing priority. To schedule an appointment to learn more about our tick prevention options, contact our office directly today. We look forward to helping you take great care of your furry friend!