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As your trusted local Southington veterinarian, we are proud to provide a wide range of vet care services for your family pets. From preventative wellness exams to spay and neuter surgery, pet vaccinations and advanced flea and tick prevention services. With many years of combined experience and a dedication to the highest quality of veterinary care, we’re your choice veterinarian for flea and tick treatment in Southington.
Prevention is the best method to fight against the dangers of fleas and ticks. These external parasites can cause extreme discomfort for your cats and dogs, as well as your family. Not only do they cause lots of skin irritation but they can also transmit harmful parasites and bacterial diseases from pets to humans. Luckily, there are many products available on the market today that can help prevent flea and tick infestations in your home. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Depending on your pet’s specific needs, there may be one or more different flea and tick prevention options that will work for you. Some of the most common options include:
Spot-on treatments are the most popular over-the-counter flea and tick control options available. They work by applying a liquid dose of medication to your pet's skin once a month. This relatively inexpensive option does not typically result in side effects for your pet, is easy to apply and helps to prevent or control minor flea and tick infestations.
Flea and tick sprays can also be helpful in preventing fleas and ticks from getting out of control. These alcohol-based sprays are designed to kill fleas on contact but can cause unwanted side effects for certain pets and their owners. They are most often used in combination with spot-on treatment to work in between applications and kill eggs before they hatch.
Oral flea and tick medications are very useful because they provide protection for your pet’s entire body from the inside out. Unlike many sprays or spot treatment options, oral medications do not leave certain areas of the body vulnerable to fleas and ticks.
There may come a time when you are past the prevention point and must work on defending your home against fleas and ticks. To begin, it is important to treat your pet first. With a prescription medication from our Southington veterinarian, you can protect your pet within 24 hours. Want more information on flea and tick prevention? Call 860-628-9635 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.