The dog flea is one of the more annoying types of flea because they can spread quite rapidly. The dog flea is a species of flea that lives as an ectoparasite. Ticks are external parasites which carry certain diseases, including Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, etc.
How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?
There are several ways to tell if your dog has fleas, they can include unusual or abnormal redness of the skin, hair loss, pale gums and the presence of flea dirt. Some of the symptoms you may see if your dog has ticks can include a fever, unexplained scabs, head shaking, the presence of small bumps and if you have seen any ticks in your home. As always, if you have any questions concerning fleas and/or ticks and your dog, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 709-753-0506.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?
We have a wide range of products that help in aiding the prevention of fleas and ticks. Please give us a call at the clinic and we can discuss with you all of your all of your preventative options!
What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?
We offer a wide range of treatment options for dogs who have ticks. If you find yourself in this situation, your veterinarian will go over the best plan for treatment with you.