Palm Harbor Veterinarian – Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Cats | Day Evening Pet Clinic | Day and Evening Pet Clinic

By: Day And Evening Pet Clinic  09-12-2011
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Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats

Many people believe that fleas are just a part of having a pet. This is not only a myth, but a dangerous one, and a highly preventable problem. Did you know that these nasty creatures could also do a lot of damage to the health of your pet and yourself? Fleas spread many diseases that can be fatal. Fleas transmit and intestinal parasite called tapeworms. Even though one or two fleas may not take much blood, a large number of fleas can make your pet lose an excessive amount, leading to anemia.

When choosing the right preventives for your pet there are some things you should keep in mind. When using a topical treatment you should wait 3 days after you bathe your pet before and after applying the prevention. Your pet has oils on their skin that help absorb and spread the medication. When you wash your pet anytime after applying a topical, even a few weeks after, you can wash off the majority of the medication, therefore it is important to use a soap free shampoo. We do offer pill forms of preventives for dogs, which are beneficial for dogs that swim or are bathed frequently.

We offer many preventives for your pets, please calls us today to determine the prevention that is best for you and your pets!

  • Capstar is a pill that lasts for 24 hours, and is safe for dogs and cats of all ages.
  • Advantage II is safe for dogs and cats over 7 weeks, and is dosed by the weight of your pet. It is a topical prevention that kills fleas, flea eggs, and flea larva.
  • Frontline Pluse is safe for dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age, and is dosed by the weight of your pet. Frontline kills fleas, flea eggs, flea larva and ticks.
  • Comfortis is a chewable flea pill made only for dogs. Dogs must be over the age of 14 weeks and weigh at least 5 pounds.

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