Parasites can be a real nuisance for both pets and pet owners. Parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites can cause a lot of irritation for your pet, and can also spread diseases. That's why it's important to take steps to prevent parasites from infesting your pet in the first place. But if you're too late, don't worry, you can help treat your pets for the parasites in question.
At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI, we hate parasites as much as you do. That's why we've compiled a list of ways to prevent parasites from infecting them. We'll also look at ways you can effectively treat your pets for parasites.
Check for Parasites
The best way to prevent your pet from getting parasites is to check them for parasites. Simply run your hands over their fur and look for any bumps or sores.
If you see anything unusual, take a closer look with a magnifying glass. If you spot any parasites, you may be able remove them with a pair of tweezers. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after you're done. In case of a severe infestation, contact a veterinarian.
Regularly Use Parasite Treatment and Prevention
Another great way to prevent parasites is to use parasite treatment and prevention on your pet on a regular basis. There are many different types of treatment available, so be sure to ask your veterinarian for the best one for your pet. Many pet stores also sell over-the-counter parasite treatments.
Regardless of the treatment, be sure to follow the instructions on the package.
Practice Proper Pet Waste Disposal
Pet waste is one of the main ways that parasites spread. That's why it's so important to practice proper pet waste disposal. Whenever your pet goes to the bathroom, be sure to pick up their waste and dispose of it properly. A good way to do this is to scoop it into a plastic bag and then throw it in the garbage.
Visit Us for Pet Care from a Vet on Our Team
If you think your pet may have a parasite infestation, contact a veterinarian on our team. We will be able to properly diagnose your pet and prescribe a course of treatment.
Don't wait until it's too late, call us at (414) 282-5230 for Greenfield Veterinary Clinic serving Greenfield, WI, to help ensure your pet remains parasite-free and to get professional pet care services. A vet on our team is here to help.