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Posted on 10-17-2017

The Fuss-Free Way to Stop Fleas

Our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County will always be ready to combat the most common types of parasites in dogs and cats: Fleas. These tiny insects may be hard to see, but they cause great distress to mammalian pets of all kinds. This is because they not only have allergy-inducing, itchy bites but because they will collect in great numbers if left unchecked. They also roam all over the pet's body, so even when they aren't actively biting, they are causing highly uncomfortable sensations.

Veterinarian in Ferndale, NY helping dogs with flea prevention.

How to Prevent Fleas the Easy Way

One of the best ways to prevent flea infestation is to give your pet medications that automatically kill the parasites for up to a month per dose. This frees you from having to constantly de-flea your pets in ways that are not only more work but are harder for your companion pet.   These medications are prescribed by your veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to ensure their compatibility with your pet's species, breed, and overall health.

Typically, cats will be given topical treatments for flea control. These are different from the typical "flea bath" because they provide long-lasting relief.

Dogs, on the other hand, are able to tolerate both topical and a number of oral medications that work for a month or more per dose. They are typically given in the form of tasty chews, so the dogs accept them readily. However, since not all dog breeds can have every kind of anti-parasitic medicine, it's important to bring your dog to the vet and get a prescription. Excellent topical anit-parasitics are also available and have repellant properties that the oral products do not have.

Prescription medications to prevent fleas, ticks and other parasites are not the same things that are put into anti-parasitic treatments found in pet or grocery stores.  Instead, they are true medications that are only sold through veterinarians. This is one of the reasons they actually work and work fast enough to prevent some of the common tick born diseases in Sullivan County and this is also why they need to be given under a vet's supervision.

Contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County for More Information Today!

To get a prescription for one of these convenient effective flea preventives, just contact the  Animal Hospital of Sullivan County at 845-292-6711. We'll be glad to set up an appointment for you and your pets.

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