Protect your pet from parasites.
We may also check your animal for fleas, ticks, or other pests. Our skilled staff can help you treat your pets’ fleas and ticks while preventing heartworms, intestinal worms, and mange. Working together to safeguard both your animals and family is a great idea.
Examinations and parasite testing are critical methods for keeping your pet healthy. Allow our skilled team to provide you with a thorough parasite control plan. Discussing ways to detect parasites at home is one of the first things we’ll do.
The American Heartworm Society advises that pet owners speak to their veterinarian about best safeguarding their pets from this hazardous disease since it is possible to prevent heartworm infection. Heartworm prevention is simple, safe, and inexpensive. While dog heartworm therapy is feasible, the treatment process for infected dogs takes months and is very expensive. There is no therapy for cat heartworm disease; therefore, you must take measures to avoid it.
There are many ways to avoid heartworm disease in both dogs and cats, including monthly tablets, chewable, and topicals. These strategies are quite successful, and when used correctly at the right time, heartworm infection can be prevented. Before adult worms develop in the heart, these medicines impair heartworm development.
In most cases, heartworm disease can be successfully treated in dogs but treatment is very expensive. Although cats rarely get heartworm disease, if they do, there are currently no medicines approved to treat the disease in cats in the United States. Cats may be able to fight the disease on their own but when the worms die, they can float to the lungs where they can cause significant local reactions. Just like in dogs, the best thing for cats is to use preventative medications to avoid the disease.