The Importance Of Tick Prevention In The Spring
Dogs and cats are more prone to contracting ticks and fleas in the warmer months of the year as this is when they are the most prevalent outdoors. Spring is in the air and it is time to make an appointment at Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg to meet with our veterinarians to discuss flea and tick prevention treatments. Let’s look at why prevention is so important.
Ticks Cause Inflammation If Left Untreated
If your pet has ticks embedded into its skin, it is likely to suffer from inflammation at the sites where they are attached. This, in turn, could cause a variety of skin issues as well as a great deal of pain and discomfort. The spots where the ticks are present will become visibly discolored as well as tender to the touch.
Ticks Cause Issues With Your Pet's Blood Supply
Since ticks feast on blood, they could cause your pet to suffer from anemia if there many of these pests on your pet’s body. Your pet’s blood supply becomes compromised, causing it to feel faint, dizzy, or disoriented as a result.
Your Pet's Fur Becomes Compromised
In spots where the ticks are present, you may notice that your pet’s fur is not as abundant. Your dog or cat may be licking or biting at these sites in an attempt to stop the discomfort. This causes the fur to be accessed more than normal, causing it to fall out. If your notice your pet has patches of skin exposed, check closely for fleas or ticks in the area and contact our veterinarians as needed.
Ticks Carry Lyme Disease And More
Ticks are known to carry bacteria and transfer it to their hosts. They can also transmit Lyme disease to pets, as well as people. This condition causes a variety of medical issues and requires medication as a form of treatment.
Get Flea And Tick Prevention In Winnipeg
If you would like to learn more about tick prevention, contact Sage Creek Animal Hospital in Winnipeg to make an appointment with one of our vets for an examination. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about this or anything else related to keeping your pet healthy. Call us today at (204) 255-1150.