Fleas and Ticks
Fleas are some of the most irritating pests, causing ongoing headaches for people and itchy skin for dogs and cats. For some animals, a flea bite can result in an allergic reaction. Ticks are capable of passing infections on to their hosts and causing such illnesses as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. These diseases, while not widespread among dogs and cats, can still cause harm, and in the case of Lyme disease, affect humans, too.
We Offer a Variety of High-Quality Parasite Prevention Medications
If you need preventatives for your pet, Schertz Animal Hospital has exactly what your pet needs, with products that include:
- Proheart 12 – Proheart 12 is an injectable preventative for dogs that provides one full year of heartworm protection.
- Bravecto – Bravecto is a chewable tablet for dogs, and comes in topical form for cats. One dose must be given once every 3 months (so 4 times a year) to protect your pet against fleas, ticks, roundworms, and hookworms. Bravecto for cats also offers protection against heartworms.
Be sure to call us at (210) 659-0345 for more information about our parasite preventatives.