Flea & Tick Prevention, Parasite Prevention
Parasites such as fleas, ticks and roundworms are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!
Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they can be difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets do not show any signs of illness at all.
Fortunately, we can examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites, and we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites.
Our veterinary team can recommend medications for your pet to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.
Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let us work together to protect your pets and family.