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Posted on 06-09-2016
As the temperatures warm up and the summer season takes hold, you will want to spend more time outdoors with your pets. The challenge is preventing fleas, ticks or other parasites from causing discomfort, allergic reactions or injuries to an animal. At the Branchburg Animal Hospital, we recommend preventative measures to keep your pets healthy and safe. Our parasite prevention strategy allows you and your pets to enjoy the beautiful weather without compromising on safety and health.
Flea and tick prevention is a key part of protecting your pets. While you cannot avoid going outdoors throughout the year, you can limit exposure to potential parasites by keeping the risk factors to a minimum.
The first consideration is the medications available at the Branchburg Animal Hospital. We offer different medications for parasite prevention based on the age of your pet and the situation. We generally offer flea and tick prevention solutions based on the pet's situation. We also provide advice about heartworm prevention or other parasites that may cause problems.
After ensuring that your pets get the right medications and tools, clean up your front and back yard. Keep the brush in areas near your pets to a minimum. Ideally, you want to avoid carpeted flooring in your home as a preventative measure against fleas.
When you have a low risk of parasites, you still want to bring your pet in for a basic wellness exam. During an exam at our clinic, we check for common parasites and parasite risks. We discuss further measures you can take to prevent fleas, ticks and other parasites from infesting your yard and house. We also make sure you have full knowledge of the tools available to keep your pets safe.
Pet safety starts with preventing parasites from infesting your home and yard. By taking appropriate steps to limit exposure, your pets maintain their health and well-being. To learn more about our wellness exams or preventative measures to protect your pets during the summer, contact us today at (908) 707-0045.
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or the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog.
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