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Fleas and Ticks

Is there anything more frustrating for a pet parent than having fleas and ticks on your pets? They can be upsetting and frustrating, but they can also be dangerous. Your pet can come into contact with a lot of serious diseases with these bites. They're more than just annoying. These pests can cause your little fluffy one big health problems. You want your pet to be healthy, and we want that, too. Your pet needs preventative care to help them avoid terrible health problems.

When you need a veterinarian in Elizabeth City, NC, call our Pasquotank Animal Hospital. We don't want to see pets having preventable problems when there is medication that'll help.  

Fleas and ticks

Fleas Are Monsters

Fleas may be tiny, but they're a terrible health problem that can spread many diseases and other conditions. If your beloved pet swallows one, they can get tapeworms and have even more parasites. In the best cases, flea bites just cause an itchy rash that will drive your pet crazy. In the worst cases, they can give your pet bacterial diseases that can be devastating. They can also bite so much that your animal friend gets anemic. Some medications can keep these beasts away from your pet. For their best health, they need to be on these medications. 

Ticks Can Be Even Worse

Ticks also bite and spread diseases, but they can be fatal ones. There are a lot of bacterial infections they spread that can cause your pet to vomit and have diarrhea. This can quickly cause them to get dehydrated. Many pets get so sick that they lose consciousness and can die. Ticks can also cause paralysis and other serious health problems. You know that humans can get Lyme disease, but did you know that pets can, too? They can even get Rocky Mountain spotted fever from tick bites.

Without preventive care, your sweet pets can suffer from terrible symptoms. These conditions are highly preventable with the use of the right medications. Many of these are prescription meds from the veterinarian that can prevent many illnesses. It's important to get your pet on these medications to give them a health advantage.

When your pet can avoid these diseases, they can stay healthier. Safeguard their health by visiting the animal hospital and getting them a health exam. They may not thank you at the time, but your thanks will be their health. 

See the Veterinarian

If you're in Elizabeth City, NC, call Pasquotank Animal Hospital at (252) 264-3371 for a health exam for your little one (even if they're big). Being on these preventative care meds can be the difference between life and death.