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Posted on 08-14-2018
If you’re dealing with a pet with fleas and ticks, the Animal Emergency Centre in Studio City, CA can help. Fleas can live for a couple of weeks or up to a year, producing millions of offspring. Beyond being irritating, they can cause health problems for your pets and be literally life-threatening for young pups or kittens. Ticks are parasites that will feed on your pets’ blood and can transmit serious illnesses and the longer you wait to get it treated, the worse it’s going to get.
There are a variety of products available that can help prevent fleas and ticks from bothering your pets. Regular topical treatments, collars, shampoos, sprays, and other products can be effective. However, they can also harm your pet if you use the wrong product or dosage. Check with your friends at the Animal Emergency Centre in Studio City to make sure you have the right prevention strategy.
For ticks, it is important to regularly check your pet – especially if you have recently been in a wooded area. Check feet, lips, eyes, ears, back, belly, and under the tail. If you find it, make sure you remove it. The sooner you do it, the less chance your pet has to pick up an illness from the tick. Some ticks can be tricky to remove. A trip to the veterinarian can help if you have trouble.
For fleas, you want to check any place on your pet where there’s a thin coat. Bellies, armpits, ears, hind legs, and backs are common places you will find fleas. You may also notice your pet scratching a lot, or areas that appear red and bumpy.
If you have multiple pets, it’s important to treat all of them so they don’t spread from one to another. If the fleas have spread to your home, you may need to evacuate people and pets and treat the home.
If you have a pet with flea and tick problems, or would like to know more about prevention, contact the Animal Emergency Centre by visiting at 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 or by calling 818-760-3882.
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