Preventative Care

Parasite Prevention

Parasite infestation is a serious threat to your pet’s health and can even be fatal.

 


Protect your pet from fleas and ticks, intestinal parasites, and worms with routine testing and monthly preventatives!

 

Fleas and Ticks

  • External parasites that bite and irritate the skin

  • Fleas cause skin allergies such as dermatitis, tapeworm, and Bartonella

  • In serious cases, fleas can cause anemia and even death

  • Ticks can infect your pet with Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

  • Visually inspect your pet for fleas and signs of ticks during daily grooming

  • Ticks are high-risk in wooded areas, camping sites, and humid climates

  • Once-a-month preventatives are strongly recommended

 

Intestinal Parasites

  • Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm, Tapeworm, Coccidium and Giardia

  • Puppies and kittens are most at risk, but dogs and cats are also commonly infected

  • Intestinal parasites are transmissible to humans

  • Annual or semi-annual fecal testing and once-a-month preventatives are strongly recommended

 

Heartworms

  • Infest the bloodstream, lungs, and heart and impair blood circulation

  • Damage the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys

  • Mosquitos carry and transmit heartworms

  • Damage often occurs prior to noticeable symptoms

  • Symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, lethargy, weight loss, and fainting

  • Annual testing and once-a-month preventatives are strongly recommended

  • A 6-month preventative injection is available at our hospital