Visit Springhurst Animal Hospital of Louisville to Protect Your Pet From Ticks This Season
Walks and other outdoor adventures are fun ways to appreciate outside now and into the upcoming warmer months, but ticks joining in uninvited can put a real damper on the good times and may cause the need for a trip to the veterinarian. That is why our veterinarians at Springhurst Animal Hospital of Louisville, KY are here to help prevent and protect your pet from those nasty tick bites.
Ticks are highly active in February and March and their dangerous bite can cause anemia, skin irritation, Lyme disease, or infection and may even be fatal to your beloved pet.
You may not worry about ticks because your animal stays indoors. However, even if your pet doesn't venture outdoors, people and other pets coming in and out can carry a tick into the home, creating exposure.
It is a wise idea to always be on the lookout for ticks. Make it a habit to check all your pets regularly, especially in these heightened tick active months. A tick will feel like a small bump on your pet's skin and will look egg-shaped.
If you think you have found a tick on your pet, or your pet shows signs of fever, lethargy, lameness, or swollen lymph nodes, contact our veterinarians at Springhurst Animal Hospital right away, as your pet may have been bitten by a tick and need to see a vet.
Because there is no vaccine for tick bites it is highly important to participate in preventative care along with the habit of checking for ticks. Many of the same products that treat fleas also prevent and kill ticks. We can provide our recommendation about the best product to use for your pet.
Call Springhurst Animal Hospital Today!
You can depend on our veterinarians at Springhurst Animal Hospital of Louisville, KY for all of your pet’s needs. To schedule an appointment with our dedicated and professional staff members at our animal clinic, call us at 502-326-2975