Kirkland Pet Grooming & Parasite Control (Heartworm, Flea/Tick, Deworming)
Grooming is more than just a bit of pet pampering; it is an important step in keeping your pet happy and healthy. Regular baths and nail trims help remove harmful germs from fur and paws that get picked up as your dog plays outside. It also provides an opportunity for the groomer to notice and treat dried or cracked paw pads and observe skin issues.
From seeing so many happy dogs and cats walk out of our grooming area, we also know that a good bath and brush makes your pet feel great and adds to his or her well-being. Give us a call today at (425) 814-2220 to schedule an appointment for your furry companion!
Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance; they carry diseases dangerous to both you and your pet. Although they're a bigger problem in certain parts of the country and at specific times during the year, no cat or dog is completely safe from them—even in Kirkland. Fleas can transmit tapeworms, and often you can see segments of the tapeworm in your pet's stool. Ticks of course are the main carriers of Lyme disease. Fortunately, many safe and highly effective products are available.
Fleas are most abundant during the warm weather; however, if left untreated, they can be a problem year-round. Ticks tend to thrive in wooded areas or in high grass. It is often difficult to keep your pets away from tick infested areas, so if they do go exploring, check them when they come inside.
In our region, ticks can carry a variety of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Although Lyme disease and Rocky Spotted Mountain fever are uncommon in the Pacific Northwest, both diseases do occasionally occur in the western half of the state. For this reason, we recommend all dogs be vaccinated against Lyme disease.
Flea and tick problems can be avoided by using parasite prevention products that are available at our hospital. When used properly and according to our directions, these products are very safe and effective.
Deworming and Fecal Check
Dangerous parasites are always present in the environment. We recommend regular fecal checks and deworming as the best way to prevent parasitic disease and the transmission of intestinal parasites to your pet and your family members.