Your pets can pick up fleas or ticks anywhere, especially when they go outside. Our area is replete with places where these creatures, not to mention various kinds of worms, can invade your pet’s body, causing discomfort, at least, and severe health problems at worst. Fortunately, we at the Cornerstone Animal Hospital, which provides veterinarian services for North Richland Hills, have a few tips for keeping your pets safe.
Flea, Tick and Parasite Prevention for Your Pets
Keeping your pet clean can go a long way toward preventing it from acquiring an unwanted, parasitic guest. Comb your dog or cat’s fur with a flea comb frequently. You should also wash your pet periodically with a shampoo that is designed to deal with fleas and ticks. If you want to use a product such as a flea powder or a collar, be sure to read the label, follow all instructions, and consult your veterinarian before using it.
Cleaning Your Pet’s Environment
Keeping your pet’s environment clean is just as important. Wash your dog’s or cat’s bedding frequently. Vacuum your carpets, sofas, and chairs frequently. Keep the grass in your lawn cut short, and bag and dispose of the clippings immediately. Avoid taking your cat outside. Check your dog for fleas or ticks after every time you take it for a walk. If you have a serious infestation, consider calling in a professional exterminator in order to facilitate parasite prevention.
What We Offer at Cornerstone Animal Hospital
The Cornerstone Animal Hospital , located at 8505 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182, provides a full spectrum of veterinarian services for your dog or cat, including emergency services, diagnosis and treatment of ailments, and advice on products that can help keep your pet healthy.