Stop Fleas & Ticks in Their Tracks
Fleas and ticks hang out in the same areas as you and your pets, and can cause serious health issues if left untreated. As pests that also bite humans, it’s best to keep your pet protected before they unwillingly bring these creepy crawlers home.
Ticks can carry Lyme Disease — a dangerous illness for people and pets. Meanwhile, fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day — quickly turning your yard, carpet, furniture, and your pet into their home. Severe infestations of either pest can cause your pet to develop anemia.
Keep your pet pest free with preventative medications from TCAP for as little as $10 per month. Let a TCAP team member know you’re interested in flea and tick prevention, or note it on your pet’s vaccine/sterilization paperwork.
Low-Cost Flea & Tick Prevention
Bravecto 90 Day Prevention $50
A chewable flea and tick prevention for dogs, and topical prevention for cats that lasts 90 days.
3 Month Supply Topical Prevention $30
A monthly topical flea and tick prevention applied to your pet's skin. Save $6 when you purchase a three months supply!
1 Month Supply Topical Prevention $12
A monthly topical flea and tick prevention applied to your pet's skin.
Make Flea & Tick Control a Priority
Prevent Infestations Before They Happen
Cats & Dogs Need Prevention
Both cats and dogs should stay on flea and tick prevention year-round. Prevention can begin as early as eight weeks old for puppies and kittens.
Administer Prevention Monthly
Administer your pet’s prevention monthly via chewable tablets or topical solutions. Need help remembering when to give prevention? Utilize the PetDesk app for reminders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fleas & Ticks
Yes! Cats and dogs need flea and tick prevention year-round. This is especially true in Texas, where our climate is ideal breeding ground for these pests. Fleas and ticks are not limited to the outdoors. Fleas can jump up to two feet high and often hitch rides on area critters. Ticks are also often transported to suburban areas by wildlife like raccoons, possums, squirrels, etc. and can find their way from your yard into your home.
Though it’s called flea prevention, it is the first step in ridding your pet and home of an active flea infestation. Most preventatives work by killing adult fleas before they can take a blood meal from your pet, stopping the cycle of reproduction. However, eggs lying in wait to hatch will be present in the environment for up to three weeks.
It’s important to treat your yard, and home at the same time you administer your pet’s flea control medication to eliminate the active infestation. Begin by washing all of your pet’s bedding in hot water. For cloth furniture or carpeted areas, be sure to vacuum daily for two to three weeks. Empty the vacuum bag/canister outside your home after each session.
A licensed pest control agent will be able to assess your home/yard and make the best product recommendation to kill flea egg and larvae in the environment.
If you feel confident, you can grasp the tick as close to your pet’s skin as possible and pull it out in a straight motion. Be cautious not to yank or jerk too quickly, as ticks bury their head in the skin of their host. If left behind, remnants of the tick still in your pet’s skin can become infected.
Should you attempt to remove a tick and leave the head behind, or if you don’t feel comfortable removing the tick from your pet, we recommend contacting your local full-service veterinarian for assistance.
Tick removal is not a service provided at TCAP.
Lyme disease is an infection with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is most commonly transmitted to humans and pets via the bite of infected deer ticks and blacklegged ticks.
The incubation period of Lyme disease is between two and five months. Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs include joint swelling, fatigue, loss of appetite, swollen lymph notes, lameness, and damage to the kidneys. In serious cases, Lyme disease can affect the central nervous system leading to neurologic issues.
Keeping your pet on flea and tick control year round will dramatically reduce the likelihood of infection. Additionally, TCAP offers the Lyme vaccine for dogs, which helps build and maintain antibodies against the B. burgdorferi bacteria.
Yes! TCAP offer’s the Lyme vaccine for dogs during all of our vaccine events. The Lyme vaccine helps build and maintain antibodies against the B. burgdorferi bacteria.
If it’s your pet’s first time receiving the vaccine, it will need to be boostered 3-4 weeks after the initial dose. Thereafter, it’s recommended your dog receive this vaccine annually.
Ask one of TCAP’s veterinarians if the Lyme vaccine is right for your dog.