Customized protection from internal and external parasites.
Fleas, ticks, and other pests spread diseases and can cause pets discomfort. Protecting your pet from these dangerous and unpleasant parasites is one of your responsibilities as a pet owner and our team is here to help you every step of the way. At Jane Animal Hospital, we use a variety of methods to protect our patients from the most prevalent parasites in our region.
The most effective and easiest thing to do is to get them on a year-round medication that protects against parasites. Remember, these creatures are around even in the winter months. We provide a variety of preventatives to help your pet avoid infestation. There are many types of medications to choose from. For example, there is a chewable tablet that can prevent fleas and ticks for up to three months with each dose. There are also topical options available. In addition to prescription meds, we can help you learn the best ways to avoid flea and tick infestation, and what to look for when examining your pet.
Our region is home to a variety of different types of ticks including the Lone Star Tick, American Dog Tick, Brown Dog Tick, and Western Black Legged Tick. Adult ticks in the area become active after the first frost and stay active throughout the winter if the weather is warm enough. As long as the ground is not frozen or covered in snow, deer ticks may be active too.
Once a tick has latched onto the host, the tick may take up to 24 hours to infect a host with an illness. This is why it's important to ensure patients get checked for ticks every day. Petting your furry companion and inspecting their skin can help you find a tick on your pet's body.
We use 3 different types of cookies on our website. You can say which ones you're happy for us to use below.
These cookies do things like keep the website secure. They always need to be on.