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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks have become a year-round concern for pet owners and pets alike. Not only do these parasites have the ‘ick’ factor but both can be responsible for disease transmission to pets and people.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?

Fleas frequently cause itching especially around the tail. You can find live fleas or flea feces (looks like pepper) at the base of the hairs. Mild flea infestation may not itch at all. Ticks usually hide around the ears (collar) armpits and do not often cause itching.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?

Our clinic has several preventative products for fleas and ticks. Please call us for further information.

What are the treatment options for ticks in Dogs?

Generally there are two ways to treat dogs to prevent ticks. One is topically which involves applying liquid medicine to the skin and the other is systemic where medication is administered in a pill form.

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