ABILENE, TX, April 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Although pets can't talk, these days they are itching to, literally. The spring and summer months are among the worst times for pets because fleas and ticks are in abundance, and they are looking for something to chew on-pets.
According to the FDA, a single flea can bite a host (dog or cat) more than 400 times. Imagine more than one flea residing on a pet's coat. Constant scratching can irritate a pet's skin, and sometimes a cat or dog can have an allergic reaction called, allergy dermatitis. This happens when a flea's saliva irritates the skin after a bite.
Fleas aren't the only problem pets will encounter. Ticks also can reside on a pet's skin. Ticks are known to cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis (bacterial infection) of the skin.
Fleas and ticks won't just go away. Fleas can hatch hundreds of eggs, making it difficult to get rid of them. That's why there have been so many bad outbreaks in past years. However, the problem is being contained with the help of professional flea and tick treatments.
"Our veterinary clinic stocks NexGard and Frontline. Both work great to kill existing ticks and fleas while preventing others from attaching to your furry friend. We can help your pet find relief this season by offering some tips and chewable treatments," explains Dr. John Dearing, Abilene Veterinarian.
To schedule an appointment with one of the Abilene veterinarians, call (325) 698-3090. Or go to www.dearingvet.com
to find out more about Dearing Veterinary Clinic's services and new updates. Vaccinations, pet behavior training and pet boarding in Abilene are also available.
About Dearing Veterinary Clinic:
At Dearing Veterinary Clinic, the doctors strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. Dearing Veterinary Clinic doctors maintain the highest levels of accreditation and offer years of veterinary experience.Media Contact:
Dearing Veterinary Clinic
1133 FM 89
Abilene, TX 79606
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