Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Treatment & Prevention Options for Pets
Fleas and ticks flourish in Florida year round and often become resistant and difficult to treat with over-the-counter supplies. If your pet is constantly scratching, licking, or chewing a particular area, it is an indication that a visit to the veterinarian is in order. We can provide prescription strength flea and tick prevention, as well as treatment to stop the itching and treat the skin infection.
Heartworms can be transmitted to your pet year round by mosquitoes that are always present, indoors and out, in Florida. While easily prevented, heartworms can be deadly if left untreated. Be sure that your pet is on year-round heartworm preventive and has a heartworm test annually.
San Pablo Animal Hospital carries a complete line of prescription strength, effective flea, tick, and heartworm preventives, including Trifexis, Heartguard Plus, Comfortis, Interceptor, Activyl, Advantage Multi, and Advantix.
Florida, with its heat, humidity, and fleas, provides one of the worst environments for animals with skin diseases. Frequently, the cause of skin problems in pets is minor and easily treatable. Most skin problems are an allergic reaction to something in your pet’s environment, a reaction to a bite from a flea or other insect, or a reaction to something in the pet’s diet. We offer allergy testing, a complete line of prescription flea and tick preventives, and prescription diets for pets suffering from food allergies. If you see a hot spot developing, treatment with antibiotics and steroids may be needed to stop the itching and clear up the infection. Allergy testing may be necessary to determine if your pet is allergic to something in his or her environment or food.