Flea & Tick Prevention Happy, Healthy Pets Since 2005

Flea & Tick Prevention in Katy, TX

Protecting Your Pet from Disease Carrying Pests

As a pet owner, you have many responsibilities when it comes to keeping your pets happy and healthy. One of the most important responsibilities is protecting them from fleas and ticks. This is something that our veterinary team at Pet Medical Center of Katy cannot stress enough. Here is why preventing an infestation is much easier than treating one.

Learn more about our flea and tick prevention services in Katy, TX, and about how our team is here to help protect your furry family members. Call (281) 823-8288 today.

The Dangers of Fleas

A flea infestation can make your pets very uncomfortable. Not only can the fleas infest your beloved animals, they can also infest your home if the problem becomes too severe. A flea epidemic can cause serious health problems for your animals, including allergic reactions, blood disorders, tapeworms, and hot spots.

Issues with Ticks

Ticks can be very dangerous to your pet’s health. Ticks carry diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Ehrlichiosis. Each of these diseases are very serious, and can be life-threatening.

Preventing Flea & Tick Infestations

It is essential to protect your beloved pets from fleas and ticks all year long. Many pet owners will stop the flea and tick medications during the winter season but this is a mistake. Fleas and ticks are just as much of a danger during the winter as they are in the summer. Fleas can live in temperatures of 33 degrees without a host for five days and ticks are a very hardy parasite that can survive in almost any element. If your pets bring just one of these pervasive parasites inside, that is all it takes to start an infestation. Regardless of the time of year, it is essential that your pets are treated.

There are a few options our Katy veterinarians can help you with, including, but not limited to:

  • Oral flea and tick control (dogs only): This prescription medication is given to your pets once a month. Dogs generally love it, so protecting them from fleas and ticks is as easy as giving them a treat!
  • Topical treatments (dogs and cats): Liquid topicals are applied once a month to your pets’ skin, right between their shoulder blades. As long as you keep up with the treatments, your pets can remain free of fleas and ticks.

If your pets develop a flea infestation, you would need to treat them at home. This can be a hassle for some. To avoid all of this, you can get flea and tick preventative medicines from our veterinarian at Pet Medical Center of Katy, proudly serving the local Katy community, as well as Houston and the surrounding areas.

To schedule an appointment, give our veterinary team a call today at (281) 823-8288 or contact our team online.

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews

Happy, Healthy Pets
  • Extremely Knowledgeable

    “Wonderful vet! In the 6 years we've been taking our animals to Pet Medical Center, we have grown to love this staff like family. They are quick to greet you by name and with a smile. We have three animals. Two of those animals have had chronic issues.”

    - Aimee E.
  • You Guys Are the Best!

    “This vet is the best I have found in my 35 years of owing animals. Thank you Pet Medical of Katy and all of your staff for taking such good care of my Sugar. You guys are the best !”

    - Clarence N.
  • I'll Never Go Anywhere Else

    “I truly love Pet Medical Center of Katy. From the moment you walk through the door, you are treated like family. Everyone there is personable and deeply cares for your pet.”

    - Ginger J.
  • Great Care, After Care & Compassionate Advice

    “Great care, after care and compassionate advice. We're glad to have Dr Cruz and her staff caring for our pets.”

    - C.B.
  • Keep up The Terrific Work!

    “We moved to the Katy area 4 yrs ago and were fortunate to find Dr. Cruz's practice. She and her team have made a significant difference in our redbone's quality of life and we couldn't be happier with the care our "baby" receives.”

    - Nathan C.
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Why Choose Us? 

  • Exceptional Care & Thorough Understanding
  • 5-Star Reputation in Our Community
  • Individualized Tailored Care for Every Pet
  • Established & Trusted Team of Veterinarians
  • Providing Health & Longevity Since 2005
Providing Health & Longevity In Our Community

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