It’s Flea and Tick Season! Stony Plain Vet Clinic is Fully Stocked on Preventative Meds

It's Flea and Tick Season! Stony Plain Vet Clinic is Fully Stocked on Preventative MedsAs the weather warms up and we start spending more time outdoors with our furry friends, it’s important to remember that flea and tick season is upon us. These pesky parasites can cause a range of health issues for our pets, from minor irritations to serious diseases. At Stony Plain Vet Clinic, we are fully stocked on a variety of preventative medications to help keep your pets safe and healthy.

Understanding Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance. They can transmit serious diseases to pets and humans. Fleas can cause allergic reactions, tapeworm infections, and severe itching, which can lead to skin infections. Ticks are known for transmitting Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Why Preventative Medications Are Essential

Preventative medications are the best defense against fleas and ticks. These medications not only kill existing fleas and ticks but also prevent new infestations. They come in various forms, including topical treatments, oral medications, and collars. By using these preventatives, you can ensure your pet stays healthy and comfortable throughout the season.

Our Range of Preventative Medications

At Stony Plain Vet Clinic, we carry a comprehensive selection of flea and tick preventatives tailored to meet the needs of different pets. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right product based on your pet’s age, weight, and health status. Some of our top products include:

  • Topical Treatments: Easy to apply, these treatments are effective for pets that may have difficulty taking oral medications.
  • Oral Medications: These chewable tablets are convenient and highly effective, providing protection for up to three months.
  • Flea and Tick Collars: Long-lasting and water-resistant, these collars offer continuous protection for several months.

Comprehensive Q&A Section

Q: Why is it important to use flea and tick preventatives year-round?

A: While fleas and ticks are more prevalent in warmer months, they can survive and infest your home year-round. Using preventatives throughout the year ensures continuous protection against these parasites.

Q: How do I know which preventative is best for my pet?

A: Our veterinarians and staff at Stony Plain Vet Clinic are here to help. We will consider factors such as your pet’s age, weight, health condition, and lifestyle to recommend the most suitable preventative.

Q: Are there any side effects to flea and tick preventatives?

A: Most pets tolerate flea and tick preventatives well. However, some may experience mild side effects such as skin irritation or gastrointestinal upset. If you notice any adverse reactions, contact us immediately.

Q: Can I use dog flea and tick preventatives on my cat?

A: No, it is crucial to use species-specific preventatives. Some dog products contain ingredients that are toxic to cats. Always follow the label instructions and consult with our veterinarians if you have any questions.

Q: What should I do if I find a tick on my pet?

A: Remove the tick as soon as possible using tweezers or a tick removal tool. Grasp the tick close to the skin and pull it out steadily without twisting. After removal, clean the area with antiseptic and monitor your pet for any signs of illness. If you’re unsure or uncomfortable removing a tick, bring your pet to Stony Plain Vet Clinic for assistance.

Q: How often should I check my pet for fleas and ticks?

A: During peak flea and tick season, check your pet daily, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Pay close attention to areas like the ears, neck, and belly where fleas and ticks are likely to hide.

Visit Us for All Your Preventative Needs

Don’t wait until you see the first flea or tick on your pet. Prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Visit Stony Plain Vet Clinic today to stock up on the best flea and tick preventatives. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide the best care for your furry family members.

Protect your pets this season and ensure they enjoy the great outdoors without the worry of fleas and ticks. We look forward to helping you keep your pets safe and healthy!

By prioritizing your pet’s health with effective flea and tick prevention, you’re taking a significant step toward ensuring their well-being. At Stony Plain Vet Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing you with the resources and support needed for a happy, healthy pet.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Stony Plain Vet Clinic

4920 44 Ave
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V5

Phone: (780) 963-2258
Fax: (780) 963-3633

Your Edmonton area Veterinary Clinic.

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