Whether you have a dog or cat that spends time outdoors or one that is primarily an in-home dweller, Flea Control tactics need to be conducted during the warmer months of the year. A trip to Pet Vet Hospitals in Houston to meet with our veterinarian for Flea Prevention treatment can help to keep your pet and home pest-free and comfortable. Read the following information to learn how to eliminate fleas after your pet contracts them, how to keep them away from your pet in the future and what to expect during a Flea Control appointment with our vet.
What To Do If Your Pet Has Fleas
If you notice your dog or cat has fleas, you will need to treat your home in addition to your pet, otherwise, the fleas could continue their life cycle and infest your pet in the future. First, contact our vet to obtain flea medication to remove fleas in their entirety. Make sure to keep on top of vacuuming and sweeping of your home each day to remove flea eggs and larvae. Wash your pet's bedding in hot water to remove any loose eggs or fleas from the fibers. Comb your pet daily to check for fleas as well.
Protecting Your Pet Against Future Outbreaks
The best way to keep your dog or cat protected against fleas is to obtain Flea Control medication from our veterinarian. This, in addition to a few tasks you undertake around your home, will keep your pet comfortable and free of outbreaks. Contact a pest control service to treat your lawn if fleas are exceptionally rampant. They will use an agent to kill off the present fleas, making it less likely your pet will become infested after spending time outdoors. Frequent bathing of your pet will help you to check your animal for the presence of fleas. Keep a flea comb on hand for spot checks.
What Happens During An Appointment With Our Veterinarian
When you schedule an appointment with our veterinarian for your dog or cat, our practitioner will do a complete assessment of your pet's overall health. They will then check for the presence of fleas and prescribe your pet medication to eliminate them from their body. This is usually a topical treatment that needs to be given to your pet on a monthly basis for nonstop protection against fleas. If your pet is suffering from a flea bite allergy, medication will be prescribed for this as well.
If your pet requires a checkup, contact Pet Vet Hospitals in Houston for assistance. Reach our Highway 6 practice at 281-561-0276, our Baybrook facility at 281-480-9383, or our Southwest Freeway office at 713-270-4119.