A pest infestation can ruin your dog’s good health very quickly. The trick is preventing the problem ahead of time so that an infestation doesn’t have to be treated! Here, your London, ON veterinarian tells you about the most important steps to proper pest prevention.
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas can wreak havoc on your dog’s coat of fur, and they can infest bedding, furniture, clothing, and more in your family’s home. Ticks transmit dangerous disease like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease, among many others. Prevent both pests with a vet-recommended flea-and-tick preventative.
Heartworms, hookworms, flatworms, roundworms, whipworms… there are all kinds of worm pests that can harm your dog. Luckily, a quality heartworm preventative wards off just about all of them. Ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.
Tips at Home
Trim back tall grass and brush in your yard, as these areas provide a haven for pests. Remove sources of standing water and piles of garbage, where mosquitoes that transmit heartworm thrive. Check your dog’s body for ticks every time he returns indoors, and ask your vet how to go about removing one if you find it.
For more information, contact your animal hospital London, ON today!