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What Is the Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs?

What Is the Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs?

All dogs are susceptible to bites from fleas and ticks, and not all will respond the same way. Some pets have serious health consequences brought on by these bites. If you want to safeguard the health of your dog, he needs flea and tick prevention from our veterinary care office. If you're in the Willow Glen or San Jose areas and need tick and flea treatment or prevention, contact our team at Willow Glen Pet Hospital.

Flea Bites for Dogs

Fleas love to bite dogs, and those bite-marks can end up becoming itchy and irritated. The more they itch, the more the dog will scratch the area. This often makes the bite much worse and leaves it infected. These bites, however, can do much more than be just an annoyance. They can spread diseases to dogs as well as cause severe allergic reactions in some dogs.

Tick Bites for Dogs

Tick bites are a little different, but they are no less dangerous. The tick hangs on after biting, so diseases and bacteria can get into the bite and cause serious illnesses like Lyme disease.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Getting flea and tick prevention is the best way to keep these pests from biting your dog. These are available in chewable and tablet forms, and depending on the specific medication, each one can keep your dog free from fleas and ticks for a month, three months, or even longer. The best flea and tick prevention medication for your dog will be determined by our veterinarian based on your dog's health and lifestyle.

Get a Pet Wellness Check-up

Before being prescribed a preventative medication or a flea treatment, your dog will need a standard health exam to make sure that he is a good candidate for this type of medication. If you live in Willow Glen, San Jose, or the surrounding areas, and you would like to learn more about pest prevention products, call Willow Glen Pet Hospital today at (669) 342-7472.


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