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Posted on 05-30-2017
At All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, your experienced and dedicated veterinarian in Omaha, NE is here to provide flea and parasite prevention services year-round. However, as the warmer months of summer arrive, there has never been a better time to schedule an appointment with our team to talk about flea prevention and other summer pest prevention plans.
There are many pests and parasites that tend to come out during the warmer months of summer here in Nebraska. One that all pet owners need to worry about is the flea; this is the single most common parasite affecting both dogs and cats. The fleas themselves burrow into the pet's fur, biting and causing irritation. And unfortunately, they can be very difficult to get rid of due to how rapidly they reproduce.
Ticks are another common summertime pest that you should be aware of as a pet owner. These are especially dangerous because ticks can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Ticks burrow into your pet's skin and feet off their blood; they can also be very difficult to remove successfully.
In addition to fleas and ticks, mosquitoes can also carry diseases, and parasites such as ringworm also become more common in the summer months when pets tend to spend more time "exploring" outdoors. The hands-down best way to protect your pet from fleas and parasites is to get them on a parasite prevention plan through our veterinary clinic! From de-wormers and flea prevention plans, we can set up a consultation with you and your pet to determine the best course of prevention throughout the summer and the rest of the year.
Ready to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in Omaha? Our veterinarian team at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic is here to help! Contact us at (402) 399-8224 to get started or find out more about our services offered. We also offer A Preventative Clinic on the second Saturday of the month from 7am to 12:30 pm. Please call or email to sign up.
Has your pet ever suffered from a pest or parasite?
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