Parasite Prevention in Evans, GA
Once a flea or tick infestation occurs, it can be difficult and time-consuming to stop it from taking over your pet’s body as well as your home. Therefore, prevention is key. While it’s heartbreaking to see your pet itchy and uncomfortable, a parasite infestation can also lead to serious medical issues and illnesses. Luckily, Dr. Ian Scholer and Dr. Kristen Greene of Hill Top Animal Hospital in Evans, Georgia, provide comprehensive parasite prevention plans for your pet. If you are in the throes of a current infestation, our vets offer a variety of treatment options to suit your family.
Flea and Tick Prevention for Your Pet
The best way to prevent ticks and fleas from making a meal out of your pet is to use spot-on treatments, sprays, and oral medication.
- Spot-on methods provide monthly doses of medication that are applied to the skin on the back of your pet’s back. They’re easy to apply and generally cheaper than other methods.
- Alcohol-based sprays work by killing ticks and fleas immediately. While effective, sprays may lead to uncomfortable side effects in some animals.
- Oral medications are great because they work throughout your pet’s entire body, as opposed to the few spots that sprays and spot-on treatments are applied to. The dosages are based on your pet’s size.
Flea and Tick Prevention in Your Home
If your pet has ticks and fleas, the problem can quickly reach epic proportions in your home. Unfortunately, the adult parasites you see are only a tiny fraction of the infestation. After treating your pet, you should begin by vacuuming your carpets and using a safe insecticide. In severe cases, you may need to use a fogger to kill the parasites beneath your carpeting. For future prevention, fence in your yard so animals are less likely to trespass.
How Our Evans Veterinarian Can Treat and Manage Parasites
You should check your pets for parasites regularly in order to catch any infestations early on. If you feel a bump or see “flea dirt,” which is actually fecal matter, schedule an appointment with Hill Top Animal Hospital to discuss your options.
At your appointment, we will thoroughly examine your pet and provide you with a tick or flea treatment plan. We can help educate you on ways to eliminate these pests in your home and help keep your pet and your family happy and healthy.
Contact Us Today
At Hill Top Animal Hospital, we provide preventative care and treat your pet’s current tick and flea infestation. In addition to these services, we offer dental exams, wellness visits, spaying, and neutering, treat illnesses and veterinary injuries, and provide emergency care.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, call our Evans office at 706-303-4571.