Blum’s Services: Flea and Tick Prevention

Unfortunately for our pets (and us), fleas and ticks can thrive as long as there isn’t a hard frost covering the ground. Even worse, fleas can hide out in our houses and go dormant until the environment is right. Therefore, even though we often associate these parasites with spring and summer, it is necessary to keep cats and dogs on preventatives throughout the year for maximum protection.

In addition to offering preventatives, we also recommend annual heartworm and tick disease screening for dogs. If your pet has heartworm or Lyme disease, their preventatives will not be able to treat the problem.

Why Monthly Preventatives Are Important

Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes can easily get into your home, thanks to their diminutive size and ability to hitch a ride on your shoes or clothing. This is why even strictly-indoor pets are at risk! Cats and dogs alike are vulnerable to the following diseases/conditions:

  • Heartworm disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Tapeworm

We Can Help You Protect Your Pet

Blum Animal Hospital offers a variety of parasite preventatives to keep cats and dogs healthy. These include chewable tablets for dogs and topical solutions for cats. One of our newest products, Simparica, is a fast-acting, long-lasting preventative for dogs that kills fleas and ticks and prevents future infestations.

We encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions, either by giving us a call or stopping in to speak with our team in person. Every pet deserves to enjoy a happy, healthy life free of parasites and the harmful diseases they can cause.