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Carol Stream Animal Hospital

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140 W. Elk Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 462-7888
Fax: (630) 462-7068

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Flea and Tick Prevention in Carol Stream

Are your pets protected from fleas and ticks? Without parasite preventatives, dogs and cats face serious health risks. At Carol Stream Animal Hospital, we know parasite prevention is just as important as any other part of a pet’s wellness regimen. Your dog or cat depends on us – and you – to make sure parasites don’t get to them, so let’s make sure we do a good job.  

Puppy scratching due to fleas

Why Cats and Dogs Need Parasite Prevention

Prevention is much easier than tick or flea treatment because parasites are good at infesting pets and staying put for multiple generations. It’s also much safer for pets to avoid the risks of parasites altogether. When we work to prevent infestations in the first place, pets don’t have to suffer symptoms and complications that range from the uncomfortable to the life-threatening. But what, exactly, are these risks?

Here are some of the most common health risks associated with fleas and ticks – and some of the most important reasons to seek flea and tick prevention:

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis – Many pets are allergic to flea saliva, causing severe itching and discomfort that may lead to hair loss and scabs
  • Open Wounds and Infection – As pets bite and scratch their irritated skin, they may eventually break the skin, increasing their pain and risk of infection
  • Internal Parasites – Your pet may ingest adult fleas that have parasites, causing tapeworm and other parasites inside your pet’s body too
  • Tick-borne Diseases – Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease are two of many serious diseases linked to ticks

Of course, these are just a few of the risks associated with fleas and ticks. These parasites can also cause health risks for your family, especially if they spread to your home and carry bacteria that can cause human diseases.

Our Veterinary Options for Flea & Tick Prevention

So, how do we prevent fleas and ticks at Carol Stream Animal Hospital? Today, there are several different methods of flea and tick prevention, and your veterinarian can tell you which method is right for your pet. Here are our most popular preventatives:

  • Oral Medication – Pets can swallow one or two pills per month to prevent fleas and ticks from the inside out and kill current infestations
  • Topical Sprays – We also offer medicated sprays that apply directly to your pet’s fur and skin, repelling fleas and ticks
  • Spot-On Treatment – Our most popular option, spot-on ointments and liquids are easy to apply once a month, and some of them also kill adults and larvae and prevent eggs from hatching

Does Your Dog Need Flea Protection in Carol Stream?

Our whole veterinary team is passionate about preventing these nuisances and protecting your family. Call us today at (630) 462-7888 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

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We love CSAH! Dr. Contreras is our favorite. When my cat passed a couple of years ago and he was caring for him, he called to express his condolences. We are currently working on getting another one of our kitties healthy again, and he has been incredible. He is always so caring and informative.If you're looking for a great place to take your fur babies, this is the place! The rest of the staff is amazing, too!

- Kelly H.

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Through the American Veterinary Medial Foundations's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your deductible donation.

Meet Our Team

Meet The Team "I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Carol Stream Animal Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!" Read More



"Do Your Eyes Water From the Noxious Fumes Emanating Out of Your Pet's Mouth? Have You Looked in your Pet's Mouth, Lately? You May be Surprised by What You See!Proper dental care contributes to the good health of your pet. Bad breath, inflamed, bleeding gums, discolored, loose or missing teeth are signs that your pet has dental disease. Left untreated, dental disease can weaken your pet's liver, kidneys and heart. This additional stress can affect your pet's health and shorten life expectancy.Beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2017, we are offering a $30.00 discount off the cost of your pet's dental cleaning. All pet's must be current on an annual physical exam and vaccinations. A blood panel is required to assure the safety of anesthesia. This panel can be done the day of the dental cleaning. If Well Pet lab tests have been done within the past 3 months, no additional blood testing will be required."


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