dog1_960x500The idea of parasites infesting your pet is not just unsettling, but they can also cause serious health problems. As a pet owner, it is vital to protect your pets from parasites like ticks.

If your pet spends time outdoors, tick prevention is critical. Ticks are more active in the spring months and are commonly found in brush and tall grass.

It’s a good idea to check your pet’s body for ticks, as they are visible to the naked eye. If you find a tick attached to your pet, make sure to sterilize the area with rubbing alcohol and remove the parasite carefully with tweezers. Because ticks can cause infection, it is also important to consult with a veterinarian.

The best way to protect your pet is through a variety of different preventatives. These medications kill ticks and help keep your pet safe from infection.

Contact us today at (250) 828-2939 to learn more about tick prevention and how we can help protect your pet from parasites.