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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Ticks have increased in our area. The cases of Lyme disease have increased at an alarming rate. Preventative for both is highly recommended. Fleas have been more resistant over the years; our drug companies work hard yearly, to improve their products.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?


The first indication that your dog may have fleas is the increased scratching and chewing at the base of its tail. In some cases, the skin becomes inflamed and possibly infected. If you see reddish-brown specks on your dog’s skin, it may be flea dirt. Ticks are usually found while grooming or petting your pet. They feel like lumps that vary in size. This is where the tick has embedded into the skin.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?


We offer topical and oral medications that prevent fleas and ticks. They are available for every size of dog and formulated to fit the needs of every dog. All our flea and preventives that we sell are prescription items. They work and are not harmful to your pet.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?


Firstly, we would remove and identify the ticks. The veterinarian will recommend the proper test for your pet if they believe it is necessary. If necessary treatment will be suggested.

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