flea and tick prevention in ct
Keep fleas and ticks off your pets and Protect your pets from fleas & ticks.
Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks. We will help you choose the correct product based on your pet’s risk factors and health status.
There are many products that can help keep fleas and ticks from making your pet home. There are several topical spot on treatments such as and frontline as well as chewable pills. Our clinic carries a wide variety of flea and tick control products. We will help you determine which product(s) best suit your pet’s needs. We carry topical flea/tick prevention for cats and dogs and topical tick repellent for dogs, as well as oral flea prevention for dogs. Many of our flea and tick prevention products provide additional benefits, including internal parasite control and even heartworm prevention.
Preventive care services are performed to help pets avoid disease and sickness and to ensure that they remain healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and weight management. Please click on our what we do page to learn more about our services in preventive care and to reach us.
With spot on treatments or collars please make sure that you are using safe effective treatments for your pet. Do not use products for dogs on cats or for cats on dogs, and be sure to read all the safety information if you have both dogs and cats in your household, as there are some treatments that can cause harm if ingested by the wrong species.
The spot on and oral treatments are monthly, while the Seresto collars last for 8 months (roughly the whole season when fleas and ticks are active). With both products expect there to be a delay of a few days before they are fully effective.
As with all pesticides, these treatments do carry some risk and are not recommended for sick pets or pets with highly sensitive skin. If your pet has a liver or kidney problem please consult with GANS Vet before using any flea or tick prevention or treatment. If you notice your pet acting oddly in the first week after trying a new method of flea or tick prevention, please consult with us immediately.