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Posted on 08-03-2018

Parasite Prevention at Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland, KS

Fleas and ticks are a problem we certainly don’t want to let get out of control. Besides making your pet uncomfortable, these little critters suck your pet’s blood and transmit serious diseases. Fortunately, there are ways to help protect your pets from fleas and ticks. Consider these 5 hacks for parasite prevention from Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland, KS.

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Lawn Care

Ticks are less attracted to well-maintained lawns. When you keep your property free of scrub, brush, and other ugly vegetation, ticks will not thrive. Moreover, you can treat your yard with flea and tick-killing products, but read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before use.  

Check For Ticks & Fleas

Be aware that ticks and fleas take a while before working their way through the fur. Thus, when your pet comes home, run a flea comb through the fur before allowing him inside. If the pet is longhaired, have it groomed regularly to spot these parasites.

Keep Up With Cleanliness

Cleanliness is the key to parasite prevention. Keep your pet's bedding clean and wash your pet. Use warm water to ease skin irritation, and if your pet has really itchy skin, consider a soothing oatmeal bath after shampooing.

Treatment Options

You can apply topical treatments on the back of your pet, between its shoulders. These medications last a months. Some treatments kill the eggs while others kill the egg-laying adults or both.

Contact Our Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland, KS!

Understanding how valuable your furry friends are to you, Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland, KS is committed to providing preventative care, early detection, and treatment for pets of all ages. We are your trusted Veterinarian in Overland Park, and we’ve made it our duty to safeguard your pets well being.  Allow your pet to enjoy a tick and flea free summer! Fill out our contact form or call us at (913) 341-8836 to schedule an appointment today.

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