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The Importance of Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention for Your Pet

A big part of keeping your pet healthy is ensuring they're properly protected from pesky, potentially harmful parasites like fleas and ticks. At Boysen Animal Hospital, one of the most trusted veterinary clinics in the Saint Cloud area, we can help.

Fleas and ticks both have the potential to wreak havoc on cats and dogs. Aside from itching and skin irritation, fleas can lead to hair loss, skin infections, and transmission of parasites or diseases such as cat scratch fever. Diseases, such as cat scratch fever, can also be passed to humans and can be fatal for the immune-compromised or the elderly. Ticks, on the other hand, can pass harmful diseases like Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain fever, and babesia, among other illnesses. It's a big part of the reason why tick and flea prevention is so important. It's crucial both for your pet's health and anyone in your home's health.

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Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention

The good news about preventing flea and tick issues is that there are a variety of ways to do it, and each way is fairly inexpensive. Here's a look at some of the solutions that we at Boysen Animal Hospital offer to pet owners:

Preventative medications: We offer oral and topical agents that can help keep your pet safe. For dogs we carry the oral preventatives          Bravecto and Nexgard, and for cats we carry the topical preventative Bravecto.

Information: One of the best ways to keep your pet safe from fleas and ticks is by knowing the right information. In addition to discussing preventative medications and parasite testing with you, we'll also talk to you about what you can be doing around the home to avoid ticks and fleas. For example, one of the best things you can do to avoid ticks is to check your animal on a daily basis or whenever it comes in from outside.

Contact Us Today for More Information

For more information on how to keep your pet safe from ticks and fleas, contact Boysen Animal Hospital today at 320-258-5400. As a trusted, reputable Saint Cloud-area veterinary practice, we're committed to keeping your pet healthy.

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