Flea & Tick Prevention

Importance of Flea & Tick Prevention With Your Greenfield Veterinarian

Fleas and ticks are a common problem during the warmer time of year. At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI, our veterinarian and team work to educate the pet owners of our community about the importance of flea and tick prevention. Outdoor and indoor pets alike are all at risk to get fleas and ticks, so whether you own an indoor cat or an outdoor dog, it's important to understand the whys and hows of flea and tick prevention.

Dog being washed for flea and tick prevention from a Greefield veterinarian

See below, the best reasons to protect your pet from fleas and ticks:

  1. Fleas and ticks spread disease. Fleas and ticks can spread illnesses, diseases and parasites (like heartworm). Prevention is an important part of keeping your pet healthy.

  2. Pets can spread fleas through close contact. If you own multiple pets, fleas can quickly spread from one to the other. The only way to protect all your pets from fleas and ticks is by keeping infestation out of your household.

  3. Fleas can infest your home's upholstery and carpet. If an animal in your home has fleas, it's very likely that your carpet and furniture will also have fleas. Flea cleanup can be an expensive and time-consuming project, so we recommend prevention over pest elimination.

  4. Pets can get skin infections from scratching fleas and ticks. Pets that spend a lot of time itching their skin may be vulnerable to a variety of skin conditions, which can lead to infections and illnesses.

Contact your Greenfield Veterinarian

At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we know the danger that fleas and ticks present to pets, and we also know how to prevent your pet from infestation. Contact us to find out more. If your pet has recently been affected by either one of these pests, your pet should be checked for heart worm, skin infections and other conditions. For more information, or to make an appointment, contact us today!


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