One health problem in cats and dogs are parasites such as fleas and ticks. Not only are these pests painful and irritating to your friend but they can cause anemia, tapeworms and other diseases. There are ways to control this problem when your pet has fleas or ticks but parasite prevention is a better solution. It takes a little effort, but it is well worth it. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can help you figure out which method is best for you and your pet. We at Fairview Veterinary Hospital in Independence, MO, are here to help you get pet care for your pet so that you can better help preserve his pet health.
Topical medication is a liquid applied to the pet where it can't be licked off easily. Different types of medication can work for different types of parasites so be sure to ask a veterinarian on our veterinary team about what it can protect against or read the label on the container that medicine came in.
Oral medication is a pill or chewable that your pet is meant to swallow. It might be useful to place the medicine in your dog or cat’s favorite food, such as coating the pill in peanut butter or wrapping it in cheese. Be sure to read the label on the container of the medicine so you know what the dosage should be and how long it lasts.
It isn't just your pet that may have fleas. It could be your house that needs treatment. It can be particularly difficult to get the parasites out if your house has already been infested. It can be a lengthy and time-consuming process to get rid of them and you’ll want to do it properly. Ask a veterinarian on our team about how best to go about riding your house of pet parasites.
Get Parasite Prevention from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team at Our Animal Hospital
If you live in Independence, MO, and need a good animal hospital, we at Fairview Veterinary Hospital will provide your little friend with the pet care he might need in order to stay healthy. Call us at (816) 257-5454 for more information from a vet on our veterinary team. Early pet parasite prevention can go a long way in saving you time, money and pain in the future. We are here to help.