Importance of Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention

Fleas, ticks, and heartworms are different creatures, but they all have one thing in common: they are parasites that can harm your pet if they are allowed to stick around unchecked. Parasite control will ensure your pet and your home stay free of these harmful pests as well as help keep you both happy and healthy. Our Pensacola team at The Brentwood Animal Hospital shares the most important reasons to prevent these nasty bugs below.

Parasite Control Keeps Your Pet Comfortable

All that scratching is because your pet is uncomfortably itchy, thanks to the biting of the fleas and ticks. Using a topical or oral medication that prevents these small but ruthless bugs will prevent discomfort and reduce the risk of injury from excessive scratching.

Prevention Protects Your Pet’s Health and Your Home

While fleas are uncomfortable and can lead to excess scratching, both ticks and heartworms have a far more serious and lasting impact on your pet’s health. Ticks are particularly problematic because they can transfer to your own family and cause health problems. Heartworms, though rarely transfer from animals to humans, can be fatal to your pet. Keep your companion animal healthy and avoid the complications associated with these parasites by preventing them in the first place.

Lower Your Care Costs

Correcting the damage caused by fleas, ticks, or heartworms mean more visits to a veterinarian. Preventing parasites from accessing and harming your pet in the first place will save you money on treatment later, and keep your pet more comfortable.

Give Your Pet the Protection He Needs to Stay Healthy

Save time and money, and best of all, protect your pet’s health when you take preventative measures for parasite control. The veterinarians and team from The Brentwood Animal Hospital can help you pick the right preventative for your pet’s needs and ensure you know how and when to use it. If you’re not using preventatives yet, now is the time to begin, before tick and flea season gets going. Call 850-434-2646 if you have any questions about parasite control.