Parasite Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks
At Granada Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of flea and tick prevention. Fleas and ticks cause more than an itching discomfort, they are also carriers of a variety of diseases that include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and tularemia. These diseases can be spread among pets and even passed along to humans. With that in mind, here are some of the most popular ways our veterinarian recommends to prevent these parasites in Mission Hills, CA.
Top Flea and Tick Prevention Options
There are external solutions to prevent and eradicate fleas and ticks that will suit any budget. Many of them are suitable for most house pets, and we offer multiple options for animals here at Granada Veterinary Clinic. Some of the external flea and tick prevention methods our veterinarian in Mission Hills, CA asks pet owners to consider include the following.
Oral Tablets for External Parasites
Pets love a tasty treat, so why not give them a ‘special’ treat once a month with a chewable oral solution for fleas and ticks? These begin working within 48 hours of consumption and are a top choice for pets who have skin allergies that other options might exacerbate.
Topical Solution Preventives
By far, topical flea and tick liquid solutions are the top choices for pet lovers today—and good reason. They begin working within 24 hours after application, which only requires a small amount of a solution to be put on the pet’s skin near the neck or above the tail. They typically cost more than other options, but they are highly effective.
Get Great Deals on Flea and Tick Prevention at Granada Veterinary Clinic
In addition to flea and tick prevention and eradication solutions, we advise owners to check their pet's fur and skin for these parasites after outings, especially on wooded trails. Pet owners can come and get advice from our Mission Hills, CA veterinarian and his team to discuss these options. Contact Granada Veterinary Clinic today at (818) 361-0125 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.