Dog Fleas & Ticks
Various animals like squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and birds can all carry fleas and ticks into your yard. These parasites aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Fleas suck the blood out of animals and humans, so getting them in your house is not something you want! They can be difficult to get out of your house, furniture, bedding, etc so prevention is the key.
Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs
For this reason, it’s important to give your dog and puppy flea and tick prevention every month. We recommend all dogs and cats be on flea/tick preventative all year long since these parasites can live in your house even through the winter! When you come into our clinic for your annual vaccinations, we will discuss the options of medications we have available.
FAQ 1: How to Know If Your Dog Has Fleas And/Or Ticks
FAQ 2: How Are Fleas and Ticks Prevented and Treated?
FAQ 3: Flea and Tick Infestations
Contact Dalton Animal Care South immediately at 706-278-1113 if your pet starts coughing or has joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, weakness, or loss of appetite, weight, energy, or coordination.