Pet Preventive Services in Southaven, MS
We provide preventive services at the Desoto County Animal Clinic including flea prevention and control and tick prevention
Pet Preventive Services
Flea Prevention and Control –
Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. These parasites can cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, and they may transmit tapeworms and diseases. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. Fleas do not just stay on pets; they can bite people. You do not want these blood-sucking parasites on your pet or home. Call us to find out how to eliminate and control fleas or to start your pet on a preventive today.
Tick Prevention –
Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America in areas where people and pets did not previously encounter ticks. These parasites are not just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Contact us immediately if your pet starts coughing or has joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, weight, energy, or coordination.
The best method for keeping ticks off your pet is by keeping your dog or cat on a tick preventive. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes. Tick preventives are safe and highly effective at controlling ticks and their diseases. Call us to get your pet protected today!
Don’t panic if you find a tick on your dog or cat, especially if your pet is on a preventive. Some preventives kill ticks after contact with your pet. Ticks can hide easily under your pet’s fur, so as an added measure of protection, we recommend checking your pet for ticks every time your pet comes in from outside. Do not hesitate to ask us any questions you might have.