Tulsa Flea Tick Prevention

Tulsa Flea Tick Prevention Services: Paw Prints Ltd knows Fleas and ticks are a real problem here in Oklahoma. Fleas are a nuisance to your pets, and also to humans as well. Dogs and cats bring these pests in homes and bring diseases with them. The flea life cycle can happen very rapidly in Oklahoma because of the generally warm and humid conditions. The complete flea life cycle from egg to adult can happen in as little as two weeks. The tick life cycle is longer and more complex, taking over a year to reach adulthood. Every tick life stage feeds on blood, making the chance of picking up a disease and transmitting it to your pet very high.
Dogs and cats here in Oklahoma can easily get tapeworms from fleas. Once a flea jumps on your pet, they will try their best to get rid of them, mainly by scratching and biting themselves. Fleas are one of the intermediate hosts for tapeworms, once your pet has swallowed a tapeworm laden flea they have then infected themselves providing the ideal environment for the tapeworm to grow and reproduce. Tapeworms can cause your pet to not get the nutrition needed from their normal diet resulting and a general weight loss, and unthriftiness that left untreated may result in a weakened immune system allowing other parasites and diseases to invade your pet.
Ticks can carry many diseases that are transmissible to both humans and other pets. In Oklahoma, they commonly transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and Lyme disease. Tick borne diseases are very serious, sometimes deadly, symptoms may not be evident until your pet is very ill.
Prevention is the best practice when it comes to fleas and ticks. Here at Paw Prints Ltd., we have several different options for preventing fleas and ticks from bothering your pets. For cats we have a topical preventative that is placed on the skin of the cat once monthly. For dogs there is a monthly topical application or an easy to use tasty chewable pill that works for three months. This option is ideal for dogs that are groomed or swim frequently.
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