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Posted on 06-15-2018

Flea and Tick Prevention Tips from Your Salt Lake City Veterinarian

There are a number of different options available to provide effective prevention for your pets, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Before you head out into the great outdoors, make sure that your pet is protected from flea and tick bites and infestation. Our staff is here to recommend safe and effective methods for protecting your pet- and remember, it is much easier to prevent flea and tick infestation than to treat it!

little girl playing with her dog in a field of grass

Parasite Prevention in The Summer

Fleas and ticks can be a nuisance and their bites can cause your pets a lot of discomfort. More worryingly, these critters carry parasitic diseases that can lead to more significant illness and medical issues if left unattended. The staff at the Cottonwood Animal Hospital can help you determine which flea and tick prevention method is best for your pet. We also recommend the regular use of complementary products such as sprays and lotions if you and your four-legged friends spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Collars - this option is effective and a great choice for pets that won't continuously scratch at the collar and try to remove it! This method is very safe and non-invasive for your pet. 
  • Topical Ointments - typically applied on the shoulder-blades of your pet, these ointments are effective for a one-month period. Owners need to exercise caution when applying this medicine.
  • Oral Medications - this is a long-lasting and effective option for pets that are willing to take their medicine in pill form!
  • Supplementary Sprays and Lotions - if you spend any time at all in the beautiful outdoors that our area offers, this extra parasite prevention method is a must do!

Contact Us To Protect Your From Fleas and Ticks

Cottonwood Animal Hospital has everything that you need to protect your pet this spring and summer! Call us today at (801) 278-0505, our full-service hospital is located at 6360 S Highland Drive in Salt Lake City.

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