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Yarmouth Veterinary Center

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75 Willow Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone: (207) 846-6515
Fax: 207-846-9653

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Monday7:306:00
Tuesday7:306:00
Wednesday7:306:00
Thursday7:306:00
Friday7:306:00
Saturday8:0012:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up
Sunday4:00pmBoarding Pick-up
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Flea and Tick Prevention from a Yarmouth, ME Veterinarian

           dog with flea and tick

Fleas and ticks are abundant when it's warm outside. However, even though fleas are not active in the cold and ticks are not prevalent in the winter with snow on the ground, that doesn't mean your pet is totally protected during the colder months. Fleas can survive and multiply inside your warm home and ticks can be active on bare ground in a span of warms days during the winter. That's why Yarmouth Veterinary Center recommends you use flea and tick preventative all year long.

Dangers of Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are parasites that attach to and consume blood from your pet. Bites from fleas can cause itchiness, skin irritation, hair loss, and secondary infection if they are not controlled.

Your pet may never feel a tick biting him or her because the parasite doesn't always cause a site reaction when it bites, but tick bites can transmit diseases like Lyme, Anaplasma, or Ehrlichia. Although the effects of these infections aren't usually as severe as those in humans, your pet may develop a fever or symptoms such as joint pain, lethargy, or lack of appetite.

If your pet swallows a flea, it can enter into your pet's bloodstream and eventually make its way through the digestive tract. If an ingested flea is infected with tapeworm eggs or larvae, your pet can develop tapeworms in its intestines. This parasitic worm robs your pet of an extensive amount of nutrients, which could even cause malnutrition. It is also important to note that tapeworms can multiply.

Getting Flea and Tick Preventative Medicine

In order to prevent fleas from infesting your home, you should get preventative flea and tick treatment from a veterinarian. The medication is given to the pet either orally or topically. In some cases, your vet will prescribe the preventative. The active ingredient in the treatments will kill fleas and ticks when they bite your pet. For example, products containing fipronil are applied to the skin, spread across the skin layer, and work to disrupt the central nervous system of biting parasites. Products containing derivatives of isoxazoline are given orally, work systemically (through blood circulation), and similarly, inhibit the nervous system of biting parasites. These ingredients are targeted to the parasites and are safe for your pet.

Contact Our Yarmouth Veterinarian for Flea and Tick Prevention

To prevent fleas and ticks from harming your pet, contact Yarmouth Veterinary Center, serving Yarmouth, ME and the surrounding area, by calling 207-846-6515 today.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make an Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Check-in FAQs Yarmouth Veterinary Center Check-ins  are lists of questions we use to make sure your visits with us are complete. Each check-in is dedicated to a specific reason for a visit.

Testimonials

I am a true fan of YVC! They have provided wonderful care of my dogs and cats over the years but provided even better care of my family when our last dog passed away. Their compassion and caring went above and beyond and helped us through the terrible loss. I would highly recommend YVC!

Kristen M. / Yarmouth, ME

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7:306:00
Tuesday7:306:00
Wednesday7:306:00
Thursday7:306:00
Friday7:306:00
Saturday8:0012:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up
Sunday4:00pmBoarding Pick-up
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00 4:00pm
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 12:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up Boarding Pick-up

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  • Fax Number - 207-846-9653
  • 75 Willow Street Yarmouth, ME 04096
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