External Parasite Control

External Parasite Control

Itchy pets could mean fleas and/or ticks

Sarasota’s flea and tick season is all year round! While most people think these parasites are more common in the summer, your pets are just as likely to be exposed during Sarasota’s “winter”. These parasites cause itchiness and discomfort in their mild state, and can cause infected rashes and severe hair loss when left untreated. Fleas and ticks can also spread internal parasites such as tapeworms and other diseases, so preventing them from living on your pet is extremely important.

After a thorough examination of your companion, our veterinarians recommend a course of action to prevent these parasites from hindering your pet’s lifestyle. We carry preventative medication from the top brands including:

Keep in mind that these are PREVENTATIVE medications, not treatment. Merial, who produces Frontline, says that it takes 3 months of consecutive flea prevention to notice a change in the number of fleas on your pet. So, unless your pet is on flea preventative year round, you will probably notice a constant flea problem. We cover topics like fleas on our blog and in our articles, so check them for more information.

Laboratory TestingHaving lab work done on your pet can reveal problems that aren't easy to see. All of our lab work is completed by certified technicians

Dermatology - Skin ProblemsMany Florida pets have allergies

BathingBathing your pet can be tough, let our experts help

 

Comprehensive Wellness ExamsThe most essential service we provide for your pet

Nutrition and Prescription DietsProper diet is essential to pet health

Internal Parasite ControlProtect against heartowrms and other parasites