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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks can transmit diseases that can affect your pet’s health. At Stave Lake Veterinairy Hospital in Mission and Maple Ridge, BC, we provide treatments to relieve any discomfort your cat or dog may be experiencing and help improve its wellness. Before visiting us, learn about the importance of flea and tick prevention below:

Flea and Tick Prevention

How Our Veterinian Can Help

Protection from parasites is not a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. Various factors affect which flea/tick treatment is best for your pet. Factors such as species, breed, lifestyle, age, and health status, along with medications your pet may have already been prescribed. Some breeds are sensitive to certain ingredients various medications can interfere with treatment or make a pet extremely ill.

Consult with Our Team Before Using Over-The-Counter Drugs

Even if you use a non-prescribed product for flea and tick prevention, we strongly recommend you consult us first, so we can help you make the right choice in medications for your pet.

Cats are extremely sensitive to some insecticides, including pyrethroid and pyrethrin, which are generally fine for canines but dangerous to cats. Dosage is also very important with all animals, and our trained veterinary professionals can best determine what is right for your pet.

How Prevent Fleas and Ticks

There are several things you can do to help prevent your dog or cat from becoming infested with fleas and ticks. Most important is the environment where your pet spends time.

When possible, keep your pet away from high-risk areas like parks, heavily wooded areas, shelters, and veterinary hospitals. Be sure your pet is treated before being allowed in such places that are outside the house.  Some steps you can take to protect your pet include:

•             Check your pet for pests every time they visit a high-risk site

•             Feel your pet for skin crusting, sensitivity, or irritation

•             Wash and dry all pet and human bedding weekly

•             Vacuum all upholstery and carpets weekly

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If your pet is experiencing any discomfort due to fleas and ticks, let our team at Stave Lake Veterinairy Hospital in Mission and Maple Ridge, BC, help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (604) 514-1711 today. When you need a veterinarian near me, we are happy to assist you!