Keep Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks
Fleas and ticks are annoying and dangerous. Fleas jump onto pets, bite to feed on their blood and can in the process infect your pets with diseases. Even pets living indoors in Manhattan are potentially exposed to fleas. Fleas can be avoided with parasite prevention. Parasites are a big concern for pets, and it's important to take preventive measures and promptly treat any infestations. If you're in Manhattan, don't let fleas and ticks affect your pets. Call City Pets for an in home veterinary appointment in Manhattan, NY. Read below to understand our extensive services.
Parasites and Your Pet
Fleas and ticks have bacteria inside them that can spread to your pet. When fleas or ticks bite your pet they can transfer bacterial and viral diseases to your pets. Tiny fleas and ticks spread several diseases, and it's important for your pet to be taking parasite-prevention medication. Dogs and cats who go outside must be protected against both fleas and ticks. Some of them prevent other parasites, like worms.
Diseases and Conditions
Some bacterial diseases your pet can get are Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Flea bites can also cause your pet to suffer from anemia. Pets often use their teeth to scratch their itchy flea bites. This action can cause them to swallow a flea accidentally. When this happens, the pet can get tapeworms. All of these diseases require veterinary treatment.
Get Veterinary Help with a House Call
To have our veterinarian come to your home in Manhattan, NY, call us at (212) 581-7387. After your pet's veterinary exam, we will prescribe parasite-prevention meds. Preventive measures for parasite control in pets typically include regular flea and tick preventives, annual or biannual deworming, and administering heartworm preventives, as our veterinarian recommends. Maintaining good hygiene and cleanliness in your pet's living environment is also important.