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Parasite Control FAQs

Parasite Control FAQs From Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center

If you have a cat or dog, and they are suffering from a parasite problem, finding a way to eradicate these pests is necessary so your pet is not prone to further health problems. At the first signs of parasites, make a call to Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center to make an appointment with our veterinarian for assistance. Our vet is available to service those who have pets in the Germantown, Piperton, and Collierville areas. Here are some frequently asked questions about pets and parasites to read over so you understand why treatment is necessary to effectively eliminate pest problems.

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Why Is Flea And Tick Prevention Necessary For Your Pet?

Fleas and ticks can make their way into your house if your pet spends time outdoors. Even if they are an indoor animal, a person could bring one flea or tick into the home and it could end up in your pet's fur. Fleas and ticks cause discomfort for pets, as well as people. An infection could be the result of flea or tick bites and itching is likely to occur for your pet as well. Pets can contract diseases from these parasites, making it necessary to do your best to keep them off of your pet's skin so they are less likely to suffer from a health risk. Ticks can cause your pet to suffer from Lyme disease, although the symptoms are not as noticeable as they are in humans. If your dog or cat ingests a flea, worms could grow in their digestive system, leading to possible death.

What Flea And Tick Treatment Options Are There?

Flea collars, shampoos, dips, and powders are all available to help kill parasites from your pet's coat, however, they may not work up to your satisfaction in removing all parasites. Topical treatments work well at killing fleas and ticks. A few drops of this treatment is placed between your pet's shoulder blades and will kill pests within hours. Oral medications are also available to kill parasites.

How Can Our Vet Help?

Our veterinarian will check the condition of your pet's skin to determine that parasites are indeed present. They will then administer medication to kill any parasites. Our veterinarian's medication is a bit stronger than the type you would purchase in a store, making it an effective measure in removing parasites already present and keeping them from coming back again in the future.

Call Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center Today!

If you live in the Collierville, Piperton, or Germantown area, and your pet is suffering from parasites, call Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center to meet with our veterinarian. Call us at (901) 853-8519 to make an appointment for your pet to receive treatment today.

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