Shelley Drive Animal Clinic Offers Help for Pet External Parasites
Pets can easily pick up external parasites like fleas and ticks outdoors or interact with other animals. Our veterinarian can help with treatments and advice on preventing infestations that can upset you and your pet. We can help when pets are troubled with external parasite problems at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in Tyler, TX.
Fleas on Your Pet
If your pet acquires fleas, you will know it. You will see the tiny, black specks that hop around. Your pet will scratch incessantly until the skin is irritated and broken. Fleas will bite and feed on the blood of anything in the vicinity of your pet, so getting rid of these pests quickly is critical. During their life cycle, fleas can infest your home, and you might find them in your upholstery, carpets, and bedding.
Ticks on Your Pet
Ticks attach themselves to animals and feed on blood. You will find a small round bump on the skin where the tick burrowed. The skin may be swollen and inflamed. Ticks carry several serious diseases that can be transmitted to pets. You can try to remove the tick yourself with a pair of tweezers or have the veterinarian do it.
Mites are tiny pests that cause severe itching, dandruff, irritation, lesions, and hair loss in pets. The vet can determine if an animal has mites by examining a small piece of skin under a microscope.
Treatment of External Parasites
Our vet can recommend several shampoos and dips to eliminate a flea problem. For a flea infestation, you will have to vacuum and clean your home interior for several weeks to eliminate all stages of the fleas. Our vet may administer an antibiotic for ticks to prevent tick-borne illness. Mites are generally treated with a special shampoo.
Prevention of External Parasites
Avoid flea and tick problems by using parasite prevention methods. Pet owners can choose from various products, including powders, sprays, collars, spot-on treatments, and oral medications. Our veterinarian can advise you on the best product for your pet’s needs.
Make Shelley Drive Animal Clinic Your Veterinarian in Tyler, TX
Our veterinarians and staff at Shelley Drive Animal Clinic use their training and experience to help pets in Tyler, TX, and nearby communities enjoy better health. Our animal hospital provides pet veterinary services, including pet exams, vaccinations, dental care, diagnostics, surgery, pet wellness care, sick pet care, and boarding. Contact Shelley Drive Animal Clinic today at (903) 561-7373 for an appointment to have your pet examined and learn practical ways to eliminate and prevent external parasite problems.