Flea and Tick Prevention
There are a few ways to administer flea and tick prevention treatments. These types of treatments include spray treatments, spot treatments that go in a specific place on your pet's fur, or an oral medication. Different factors make a difference in the type of treatment your pet needs. Your veterinarian will assess the medical history of your pet to determine which prevention method is appropriate. If you live in Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton, or the surrounding area, visit Crosspointe Animal Hospital to help protect your pet from these pesky pests.
Why is it Needed?
Flea and tick prevention are needed because these pests are serious threats to the health of your pet. Fleas and ticks can irritate your pet as well as pass along diseases and parasites. If your pet has ticks then they can infest your home and even get on your body or your children. Fleas can also irritate the skin of your pet and cause your pet to itch. The constant itching may become a skin infection for your pet.
Both fleas and ticks suck the blood of animals which can impact the health of your cat or dog. Your pet can swallow fleas which can cause tapeworms for your pet. Those tapeworms can create more tapeworms and eventually spread to the heart of your pet. If the tapeworms are not treated, they can prove to be fatal for your pet. Ticks can carry diseases that can impact humans, as well. Lyme disease can weaken your pet's health, cause paralysis, joint pain, and chewing difficulties.
Choose Crosspointe Animal Hospital
Our team at Crosspointe Animal Hospital in Fairfax Station knows that your pets are part of the family and we take care of them as if they were our own. We want to keep your pets healthy, happy, and comfortable. A visit to the vet can be stressful for you and your pets and we hope to minimize that stress. One of the ways that we do this is by creating a fear-free environment. We call this the Fear Free Initiative and our staff has been trained in this technique. This approach to veterinary care reduces fear, stress, and anxiety. Call us today at (703) 690-6600 to schedule an appointment.