"Tick & flea infestation can cause severe anemia, skin allergies and life threatening diseases like Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis in pets."
Have you seen your pet incessantly scratching, licking or biting in some areas of their fur? When you take a closer look either you see nothing, or "insect" like things that are either stuck to the skin or moving about rapidly. If so then your pet could be suffering from tick & flea infestation.
Tick and Flea may be a common concern in pets, but if you are not proactive with regards to the treatment, these parasites may cause great discomfort, can lead to serious illnesses and even transmit infectious diseases. Tick & flea infestation can cause severe anemia, skin allergies and life threatening diseases like Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis in pets. We routinely handle Babesia cases at our clinic and if not detected and treated early mortality is a real possibility.
However, the good news is that ticks and fleas are not a very difficult problem to
handle. Maintaining a good hygiene of your pet with regular baths, brushing and combing helps keep such external parasites at bay. Looking for obvious signs of scratching and excessive licking can help spot the problem before it becomes too severe and out of control.
There are a host of tick & flea solutions in the market that includes but not limited to, oral medication, medicated shampoos, spot treatments, flea repellant sprays and powder. Depending on the severity of the condition your Vet may advise one or a combination of these tick and flea solutions.
As with most other health problems in pets, prevention is always better than cure. Since pets do not speak and express their discomfort, missing out some initial signs may cause complications at later stages.