Flea & Tick Prevention

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are more than an annoyance. These pests are carriers for dangerous diseases, which is why preventing an infestation is an important part of pet care. Dr. Cindy Marcum and the veterinary team at Sea Paws Veterinary Services in Kemah, TX can help you keep your pet in good health.

Flea and Tick Prevention

In Texas, fleas and ticks are active year-round, which is why it's important to take steps to keep your pet safe. Talk to your veterinarian about the best preventative products to use on your pet. Groom your pet regularly so that you can check them for signs of external parasites.

If you've spent time in areas with tall grass or lots of trees, make sure you take the time to check your pet for ticks. It can take 24 hours for ticks to transmit certain pathogens, which is why removing ticks quickly is so important. If your pet has been bitten by a tick, reach out to your veterinarian right away to let them know.

Signs of Flea and Tick Infestation In Pets

Tick-borne illnesses pose a serious threat to pets, which is why pet owners should be familiar with signs of tick bites and disease. After a tick has bitten a pet, your animal may have scabs or inflamed skin around the site of the bite. Your pet may also show signs of tick fever, which include:

  • Glassy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Loss of appetite and energy
  • Shivering or panting

While flea bites are generally less serious than tick bites, they can still cause significant discomfort. If your pet has a flea infestation, it may show symptoms such as:

  • Constant scratching, biting, or licking
  • Black spots in your pet's fur
  • Pale lips or gums
  • Scabs
  • Loss of hair

Get At-Home Vet Care from a Veterinarian In Kemah, TX!

Fleas and ticks may be tiny, but they pose a real threat to your pets. That's why flea and tick prevention is an essential part of pet care! Visit Dr. Cindy Marcum at Sea Paws Veterinary Services or take advantage of our at-home vet care if you're concerned about your pet.

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