Lyme disease can cause swollen joints and arthritis, resulting in limited mobility for your dog or cat. If you live in an area where foliage is dense, there is a high probability that ticks are in your area. If you live in or around Rockaway, NJ, contact our veterinarians at Mountainview Veterinary Hospital to have your pet checked for fleas and ticks and learn about what preventative measures you can take to keep these pests away.
Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention
Veterinary care often includes taking preventative measures in order to avoid issues before they occur. Fleas and ticks are small in size and can be difficult to distinguish from other pests. If you are unfamiliar with these parasites’ physical characteristics, ask one of our veterinarians for some insight on what you can expect to see with a typical infestation.
If your pet has long fur, it can be difficult to detect if he or she has already been affected by these pests. The veterinarian will examine the fur and skin and administer a liquid treatment to rid your pet of fleas and to protect against ticks. Since tick infestations sometimes result in Lyme disease, it is important to receive treatment regularly.
Information about grooming materials is available to help your dog or cat. Shampoos, detanglers, brushes, and clippers are some of the tools that will help keep your pet's fur manageable and healthy-looking. A grooming session will also aid with keeping an eye out for pests. If fleas or ticks are detected, we can schedule a follow-up appointment to handle the issue before it gets worse.
Contact Us for More Information
At Mountainview Veterinary Hospital in Rockaway, NJ, our veterinarians will provide you with valuable information about Lyme disease, vaccinations, and common ailments that can affect your pet. Call us today at (973) 709-8958 with any questions about veterinary care or to schedule an appointment.