Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance. They can make your pet extremely uncomfortable and cause several different types of illnesses. Emory Veterinary Clinic carries multiple different prescription products to protect your pets. A flea and tick exam ONLY is FREE, and your technician will educate you on our products and get your patient taken care of!
Pet Health Hazards Of Fleas And Ticks
The most common problem associated with fleas is flea allergy dermatitis, which causes excessive itching, skin inflammation, sores, and hair loss. The second most common problem associated with fleas is tapeworms. Fleas can carry tapeworm eggs and when our pets ingest them, they become infected!
Ticks are known to carry many different types of bacteria that can cause zoonosis, rocky mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. Lyme disease causes lethargy, pain in your pet's joints, and a decrease in appetite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause skin lesions, vomiting, problems with your pet’s nervous system, and depression. Zoonosis is known for causing bloody diarrhea, fevers, runny noses, and watering eyes.
For pets who are small or advanced in age, a severe flea infestation can cause anemia, which is characterized by rapid breathing, lack of appetite, and excessive sleeping. If you suspect your pet has anemia due to fleas, it is an emergency situation.
Flea and Tick Prevention Help through Emory Veterinary Clinic
When it comes to controlling fleas and ticks, you can count on us to provide you with the right type of medication for your pet and advice on how to rid your home of flea infestations. It is very important to remember that our products protect only the pet from having fleas and ticks living on them. But if the environment (yard or home) has a high population of fleas, you may still struggle with preventing health concerns for your pet. Please talk to us to discuss these issues in depth.
For more information on our flea and tick prevention services or to schedule another type of service, like your pet’s yearly wellness examination, call us at (903) 473-3101 today.