You want to keep your pet as healthy as possible, and there are several things that you need to do to make that happen. One of these is to get your pet into parasite prevention medication by a veterinarian. A pet can get many serious illnesses if exposed to fleas and ticks, especially if the fleas and ticks are allowed to stay on the pet. So to keep your pet healthy, you need to see our veterinarian at Pet Vet in Steinbach, MB, to get your pet onto a parasite prevention medication.
If you've wondered how a dog gets fleas, it is usually from spending time outdoors, but they can also get them indoors. They can pick them up from another dog, a cat, or fleas that have come indoors looking for a meal. Flea bites can give pets everything from severe allergic reactions to intestinal parasites. If your pet gets sluggish or has diarrhea or other problems, it should be examined for fleas, ticks, and any signs of heartworm infestation. An intestinal parasite like a tapeworm can cause a lot of severe damage to a pet's health. Some medications can keep fleas and ticks away, and treat and prevent problems like roundworms.
You may have wondered how ticks affect dog health if you have a dog. Ticks can be severe for both dogs and cats. Tick bites can spread everything from Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, to several other bacterial infections. Pets can get conditions from ticks that cause them to be sluggish and have severe diarrhea that can be fatal to some pets. Every dog and cat should be on parasite-prevention medications to be safer from these diseases.
Whether you notice signs of heartworm infections or wonder whether your pet has roundworms, you need to see the vet for a complete health exam and get preventative medication. Call us at our Pet Vet in Steinbach, MB, at (204) 326-6562.