Parasite Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks at Your Knoxville Animal Hospital
Here at Bluegrass Animal Hospital our Knoxville veterinarian understands the importance of parasite prevention as warmer weather beckons pets and their owners to the great outdoors. Fleas and ticks cause discomfort amongst both humans and pets, and they can also spread diseases, cause pet allergies and source an array of skin conditions. In fact, ticks are second only to mosquitos as transmitters of Lyme disease, an incurable condition. Our veterinarian in Knoxville offers the following tips for parasite prevention.
Simple Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks
Regardless of your budget, there is an effective external parasite prevention method available for your pet here at Bluegrass Animal Hospital. Our vet offers an array of options to ensure that every pet can stay flea and tick free this spring and summer season. These preventives include:
Flea and Tick Collars
These collars have come a long way since the rather ineffective and short-lived ones available just a few years ago. Modern parasite collars start working within a few days for full efficacy and can last 6-8 months with proper use.
Oral Tablets for External Parasites
A once a month chewy treat that most pets love provide 30 days of flea and tick protection and are effective within 48 hours. This is an ideal choice for pets with skin sensitivities that collars and topical solutions might aggravate.
Oral Flea and Tick Tablets
Typically, most pets like these tasty chewy ‘treats’ that offer 30 days of protection from external parasites within 48 hours of consumption. Oral tablets are perfect for pets with skin sensitivities.
Topical Solutions for Fleas and Ticks
Simply apply a small tube of liquid as directed to your pet and they can enjoy a month or longer of flea and tick-free living. Active within 24 hours and highly effective, these are the most popular options for pet owners.
It’s a good idea to also check your pets for any signs of fleas or ticks after walks, especially if high grass or weeds are present. Remove ticks right away and address other parasites appropriately with sprays or shampoos.
Contact Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville Today
Our experienced veterinarian has the right solution for you and your pet for parasite prevention. Call us today at 865-694-8387 to schedule an appointment.