|Parasite prevention can help ensure that your dog or cat is healthy and happy.
Prevention is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3.
|Fleas and ticks are
blood-drinking parasites that can also transmit serious diseases to pets. Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella-the bacteria that cause cat-scratch fever in humans. Ask us about monthly medication to control these parasites and reduce the likelihood that your pets will be infected.
|Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, and they can infect dogs and cats. Even indoor pets aren't completely safe from heartworms: 25% of heartworm-infected cats live completely indoors. Heartworms damage the heart and lungs and can even cause death! Ask us about heartworm preventatives to protect your pets.||Roundworms, hookworms, and other intestinal parasites can cause serious illness in pets. Some of these parasites are even transmissible to humans! We can help with fecal tests that identify intestinal parasites as well as medications to safely and effectively control them. Ask us how to protect your pets and family.|
|Call today to schedule an appointment,
and don't forget to bring a fecal sample
|1Dryden MW, Gaafar SM. Blood consumption by the cat flea. Ctenocephalides felis (Siphinaptera: Pulicidae). J Med
Entomol 1991; 28: 394-400.
2The cost of heartworm treatment for a 50-pound dog can be $1,000; in comparison, 12 months of preventatives cost
about $80. Analysis was done by Wendy S. Myers, Communication Solutions for Veterinarians, Inc.
3Jongejan F. Zoonoses: tracking ticks in The Netherlands. Vet Rec 2006: 158: 217-218 (doi: 10.1136/vr.158.7.217).