Having a cat or dog in your home is good for companionship. However, having these lovely animals as pets comes with great responsibility.
If your pet spends a lot of time in the yard, then you should be prepared to deal with flea and tick attacks. These pests can cause your pets all sorts of problems ranging from itchiness to utter discomfort. Additionally, fleas and ticks can be a nuisance to you and your family as well. For this reason, it’s important that you know how to remove fleas and ticks from your home.
When Do Fleas And Ticks Come Out?
Contrary to popular belief, fleas and ticks are not seasonal pests. Most people believe they often come out during warm weather, but nothing can be further from the truth. Fleas and ticks can cause problems at any time, even during winter. You should, therefore, be on the lookout for signs of infestation.
How To Tell If My Pet Has Fleas Or Ticks
The signs of a flea or tick infestation aren’t obvious. The fact that pets love scratching themselves makes it even harder to know if the reason for scratching is due to fleas or ticks. Nevertheless, if the scratching becomes excessive, then your pet could be infested. Here are some common signs of an infestation:
Inspect your pet by turning them on their back or side and checking the armpits, ears and groin area. The presence of red spots around the groin or armpits is a clear sign that your pet has been bitten by a tick or flea. Be sure to check your pet thoroughly as ticks, as well as fleas, can be tough to spot in your pet’s hair.
We at University Animal Clinic in Bradenton have a passion for preventive care. We believe that early testing is the best way to prevent the spread of heartworm disease. Don’t let your cat or dog suffer in silence. Bring them along for a heartworm test in our accredited AAHA hospital in Bradenton, Florida. Take the next step and call (941) 253-5218 or contact us online today.
Contact us today to learn more, or request a flea & tick treatment appointment online.
Yesterday was our first visit to this clinic. I brought my 6 year old Goffin Cockatoo Chance in for a wellness check and nail trim and also to discuss her ongoing feather plucking issues. Dr. Leigh Samanowitz was Amazing as were all the staff.
We’ve always had a great experience at University Animal Clinic. The doctors and team are all very knowledgeable and friendly. They get back to you in a timely manner and work with you when it comes to scheduling appointments.
I’m from New Jersey and our dog was hit by a car the day we arrived. The staff at the clinic were amazing. We went to the cliniceget out dog’s stitches out and both JJ (the nurse) and Dr. Sam both sat on the floor to make him feel comfortable.
Dr Sam was very sweet, knowledgable and took the time to explain everything to me. The nurses and front desk staff were wonderful.
Dr Sam and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and truly care about your pets health and happiness! We wouldn’t trust our babies with any one else.
Very nice and welcoming entree, king and professional vet and nurse. Thank you very much, I will come back and be happy to recommend you
There are several Clinics near me so that say it all! Looking for the best care for your pet go no further. Starting with the Staff they are all caring, have excellent listening skills, and properly follow up and the facility is always clean. Dr.
Stephen Pierannunzi SR
The team at University Animal Clinic is so compassionate and caring, organized and punctual, responsive and appreciated!! Thank you so very much for all of your support and expertise.
I took my galah Rosie for a general physical. The staff and vet took the time to show me (as a new bird owner) how to clip nails and wings and what to look for as far as outward signs of her health.
I just moved to Florida, and looking for a veterinarian I came across university animal clinic walking around the plaza so I decided to stop in and get information on the veterinarians, the women at the front desk was so kind and caring, I unfortunately forgot her name.