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Posted on 05-05-2017

Flea & Tick Prevention From Our Veterinarian In Staten Island

'Tis the season, team! This time of year brings the sunshine, flowers, rain showers--and bugs. Lots of bugs. From fleas to ticks to mosquitos, the Animal Health Group can connect you with a veterinarian in Staten Island to provide you everything you need for keeping your pets safe, healthy, and happy this spring and any time of year. 

flea and tick prevention from your veterinarians in staten island

What Kinds Of Problems Do Fleas, Ticks, & Other Parasites Cause For My Pet? 

Bugs have an important role in the world, but unfortunately, they do carry diseases that can be potentially harmful or even life-threatening to dogs and cats. Here are a few things we have to watch out for in the Staten Island and Bayonne area:

  • Fleas: these animals can cause skin irritation and "hot spot" areas that may lead to bacterial or fungal infections
  • Ticks: commonly found in wooded areas, ticks carry a host of diseases including Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, both of which come with symptoms including lameness, lethargy, joint pain, and fever
  • Mosquitos: these ubiquitous critters carry the larvae of heartworms, which can grow and lodge in your pet's organs and if left untreated can lead to organ failure and death

Many of these conditions and diseases are transmissible from animal to animal or even animal to human--so protecting your pet means protecting you and your family, as well!

What Kind Of Flea & Tick Prevention Does My Animal Need? 

When giving your animal flea and tick prevention, it's important to speak with your veterinarian in Staten Island. Every pet needs a specific dose and kind of flea and tick prevention to meet its breed and size. These medications (topical or oral) need to be given monthly all throughout the year for ideal protection. 

In addition to preventive medication, our vet staff can also test your animal for flea and tick-borne illnesses to rule out the presence of any disease or, if a problem is detected, to initiate treatment as soon as possible.

Get Pet Parasite Prevention At Our Staten Island Animal Hospital!

Are you and your animal companion new to us? As a thank you for your business, we're currently offering new clients 20% off their first office exam. Call the Animal Health Group today to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian at our Staten Island animal hospital. We have 2 convenient locations! Call 718.980.6491 for our Hylan Blvd. Office or 718.448.3680 for our Castleton Ave. Office. We look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!

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