Flea and Tick Prevention
In Mesa, AZ, it's always flea and tick season, which is why we take external parasites seriously at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital. We can offer the best advice when it comes to flea treatment and tick prevention, so be sure to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians for your pet's flea and tick treatment.
Fleas in Mesa, AZ
Although our hot, dry climate reduces the numbers of fleas we see in Mesa, don't be fooled. Fleas and ticks can infest your pet at any time of the year, which is why you need to have the right flea and tick prevention. Fleas suck your pet's blood and can cause a painful allergic reaction called Flea Allergy Dermatitis, which causes redness, itching, a painful, weeping sores.
If your pet already has fleas, you'll need a safe and effective flea treatment. Many over-the-counter medications aren't safe for your pets, especially cats, which is why you need to consult us for veterinary advice before making your purchase. Many preventatives which are safe for dogs are deadly to cats, so take into account all your pets before you purchase something promising to be safe for your pets. We can provide safe, effective flea treatments and preventatives that also provide tick prevention. If your home has a flea infestation, our knowledgeable veterinary staff can recommend safe and effective ways to get rid of the infestation without harming you, your family, or your pets.
Although fleas are often just considered a nuisance, they can also carry dangerous diseases to you and your pets, such as bubonic plague, tapeworms, and typhus. If your pet has fleas, you need to contact us immediately so we can prescribe a treatment plan.
Ticks in Mesa, AZ
Ticks are especially dangerous parasites, carrying Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Tick Paralysis, and a host of other nasty diseases. Ticks feed on the blood of their host, injecting dangerous diseases into their host. This is why your pet needs tick prevention, especially if he goes outdoors often. Not all tick prevention products are the same, and many are dangerous to cats, so be sure to contact our veterinary staff for recommendations. If your pet has a tick on him, bring him in and we can show you how to remove the tick safely and without dangerous home remedies. If you suspect your pet has contracted a tick-borne disease, we can diagnose and treat that disease as well.
Make an appointment today at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital in Mesa, AZ, for flea treatment and tick prevention in your pets.