Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention

Bakersfield Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention

When you want to take good care of your pets, it's time to visit At The Oaks Pet Hospital in Bakersfield. We provide veterinary services for tick prevention, flea treatment, and more to help your pet stay healthy throughout the year. If you discover a tick on your pet, or you notice areas of bare skin due to scratching, your pet may need treatment from a local veterinarian.

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How Flea and Tick Prevention Helps

Fleas and ticks are both dangerous and bothersome to your pet. A tick bite can lead to lyme disease, while fleas can cause itchy skin, rash, and an infestation in your home. If your pet has a tick on their body that is carrying lyme disease, your pet could become seriously ill. When you are concerned about the health of your pet and everyone in the home, good tick and flea prevention is necessary.

Treatment for Tick Prevention and Fleas

To prevent a flea infestation or ticks from attaching to your pet, you have treatment options. Your veterinarian can prescribe monthly medication that goes on the skin of your pet to kill ticks and fleas. You can use flea powder if there are many fleas involved, or your pet can wear a flea and tick collar all the time. When you bring your pet in for veterinary care, you can discuss the choices you have for tick prevention and flea treatment with our veterinarian.

Veterinary Care in Bakersfield 

When you bring your pet to a veterinary hospital for possible fleas or ticks, your pet will begin with an exam to figure out if fleas or ticks are present. The veterinarian may suggest oral medication to deal with any issues that are uncovered, cream, powder, or even a flea and tick collar. Talk with our veterinarian about what can work for your pet and how to better manage the issue at home. If an infestation is present, you will need to carefully clean your home and any pet bedding that is used.

Prevent Pet Fleas and Ticks Now

If your pet hasn't received flea treatment and is in need of an exam, it's time to set up an appointment with At The Oaks Pet Hospital in Bakersfield by calling 661-665-8950. We are happy to talk to you about tick prevention and flea treatment, and get your pet the veterinary care they need to live a healthy life.