Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks around this time of the year. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot spots and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases.
It’s always a good idea to constantly check your pets for fleas and ticks on a daily basis. This can be done while you are playing with your best friend or grooming them. Although fleas and ticks can be anywhere on your pet’s body, they prefer posting up near the head, ears, neck and paws. You can spot evidence of fleas if you notice little black specks that resemble pepper or bits of dirt.
Preventive medications are the best way to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets. At Shinnecock Animal Hospital, we have a variety of products for dogs and cats, which will help rid your pet of these nuisances.
If you’re not sure which preventive medications are right for your pets or would like to discuss a proper course of action, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today by calling (631) 887-3501 or scheduling online.