With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, you’re probably spending more time outdoors with your furry friends. But the great outdoors can pose a threat to your pets. Grassy and wooded areas are crawling with those critters called ticks, which carry life-threatening illnesses like Lyme disease.
When most people think about ticks, they imagine they attack only during camping, hiking and hunting trips. But ticks can also lurk in your backyard. If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, chances are likely that they have a tick attached to them:
- Abnormal gait or stance
- Joint swelling
- Decreased activity
- Loss of appetite
Any of these warning signs warrant a professional exam. And if you find a tick on your pet, you should take them to the vet for proper removal as soon as possible.
You can also take preventative measures.. There are over-the-counter products that are sold as flea and tick preventions, but most of these are not very effective and some can actually be toxic to your bet. Oral medications like Simperica or Trio given once a month are extremely effective and very safe when prescribed by your veterinarian.
Our Pet Prime Plans include a full year of flea and tick oral prescription medication for your pet! Contact us today for more information on these highly effective prescription flea and tick medications for your pet.