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Flea & tick control should be part of the overall veterinary care for your pet. These small pests can be annoying and can make your animal companion unhealthy, and sometimes can cause serious illness. At Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center in Crete, IL, and Pet Vet Express in Dyer, IN, we offer several types of flea & tick products to prevent these pests on your pet.
An infestation of fleas is not only an uncomfortable event for your pet, with constant itching and scratching. It can also be unpleasant to encounter these tiny insects on your body and areas of your home. In some cases, pets can be allergic to flea bites, which causes more serious health problems. Ticks can become stuck to your pet’s skin and can carry a variety of serious diseases. You can prevent these problems for your pet, as well as avoid the additional veterinary expenses, by providing regular flea & tick prevention measures to avoid these pests.
Flea & tick prevention products are available in a number of different forms. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages.
Sprays and powders – these products must be applied to your pet on a regular basis. They are generally inexpensive but can be messy. Remembering to re-apply the product can be a problem for some people.
Spot-on treatments – these products are applied to the external coat once monthly. They are relatively easy to use and a monthly schedule is usually easy to remember.
Oral treatments – these products may protect exclusively from fleas, exclusively from ticks or from both pests. Some medications are combined with heartworm prevention medications.
The wide range of flea & tick products can make the task of choosing the right one for your pet more difficult. Some animals may have health issues that make one type riskier than another. Your Crete or Dyer veterinarian can provide information on each method to ensure that you use the right type for your pet’s needs.
Dr. Morris, Dr. Norby, and Dr. Klaaren are dedicating to providing quality veterinary care to their patients in Crete, IL, Dyer, IN and nearby communities. We offer a broad range of services, including exams, vaccinations, dental care, surgery, boarding, and grooming. Call Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center today at 708-672-7269 in Crete, IL or call 219-881-8812 for Pet Vet Express in Dyer, IN for an appointment to learn more about the flea & tick prevention options that can help your pet stay healthier and happier.