Tick, Mite and Flea Prevention and Control

tick copyTicks can cause many problems for our pets.  Some are minor and slightly irritating for our pets.  Others transmit serious infectious diseases like Ehrlichiosis, a very common problem in Doha.   These infections can be self limited or life threatening.  Dogs must be tested for these diseases before being allowed to travel to certain countries.  If positive, they can not travel home with their families.  The key is prevention!  We can suggest a number of products and strategies that you can employ at home to keep your pet safe.  Please call today for an appointment or discuss this with one of our veterinarians.shutterstock_125267708-2 copy

Ear mites are very common in cats and some dogs in Doha.  We can help you use medications (not pesticides), to protect your cat from mite problems.  None of us would want to live for years for bugs crawling in our ears!  Ear mites can be cured!   Once your pet is free of mites we can suggest ways to help prevent another infection in the future.

Although currently less common in pets in Qatar, fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms and diseases. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. And fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too. For more information, contact us or see the flea article in the Pet Health Library on our site.

shutterstock_146272376-2You don’t want these blood-sucking parasites on your pet or in your home. We can help keep them away or help you get rid of them if they’ve already found their way inside. Call us to find out how to eliminate and control fleas or to start your pet on a preventive today.