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Whenever you want to treat or prevent certain pests from attacking your cat or dog, consider us for effective parasite prevention and control. We can help to protect your pal from a variety of parasites, including the following.
Fleas are prevalent among household pets such as cats and dogs, and they thrive in warm environments. The most hazardous thing about them is that they’ll attack your pet as well as your family. Hence, when your pet has them, everyone else at home can also have them. That’s why you need to protect yourselves against the parasite first before they become a household menace.
Fleas have many negative effects on your pet, and we have explained some of them below.
Itchiness and Discomfort
Cat and dog flea bites can cause a lot of itchiness, especially if your furry buddy is allergic to the parasite’s saliva. They might even scratch the same place for hours, causing wounds or skin complications that will need a veterinarian’s attention. To avoid such issues, and spending money on treatment, protect your pet beforehand.
Transmission of Infections
Fleas also cause infections for both pets and humans. Most of them carry diseases such as tapeworms, leading to various symptoms, including vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. If too many fleas attack you or your pet, you could suffer from anemia, which is deadly.
You should not underestimate the importance of protecting your pet against fleas. Remember that a female flea can lay up to fifty eggs daily. Ignoring the problem for a few days could cost you a lot in the future.
Heartworms usually enter a dog or cat’s bloodstream through an infected mosquito’s bite. They can cause serious health complications that could even lead to your pet’s death. Once they infect your cat or dog’s heart, they grow; a mature heartworm can be one-foot long. Eventually, they clog your furry friend’s heart, leading to disruption of blood flow and making it impossible for their heart to function properly.
When your pet has heartworms, they might have a mild but persistent cough. They could also have a loss of appetite and get easily fatigued after a few minutes of physical exercise. If you don’t get them medical help in time, they can suffer from heart failure.
Most cats and dogs do not show any clinical symptoms when they have heartworms. We recommend regular screening tests and that you ensure that your pet is always on heartworm prevention medications.
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