Flea and Tick Products
Fleas and ticks are not only annoying for your pet, they can also carry diseases (like Lyme disease, tick paralysis, plague, and others), tapeworms (fleas only) and can cause anemia (low number of red blood cells) because they take blood from your pet. If left unchecked, fleas and ticks can also infest your home and yard, and both parasites are extremely difficult to get rid of. Flea and tick control are necessary to keep your pet healthy and your home and yard parasite free. At Riverview Animal Clinic we carry a number of safe and effective flea and tick products including Revolution, Frontline and the brand new product, Bravecto.
It is important to consult with a veterinarian before using flea and tick products to insure that the products will not harm your pet. It is also important to purchase flea and tick products from a veterinarian. Many of the flea and tick products sold over the counter lack the same degree of rigorous FDA quality control and scientific support that is provided by veterinarian-certified products, thus these products may be less effective – and may not be safe. When a veterinary product is purchased and applied under the guidance of licensed veterinarian, the manufacturer of the product will provide support in the unlikely event of a reaction from the drug.
For more information on flea and tick products, please contact us at Riverview Animal Clinic (509-758-5022). You can also learn more about fleas, ticks and the safe use of flea and tick products at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) webpage: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Safe-use-of-flea-and-tick-preventive-products.aspx