Flea Prevention and Control
Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. These parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies. They also have the potential to transmit tapeworms and additional diseases. Please be advised that fleas can be transmitted from the pet to humans who come in close contact.
You don’t want these blood-sucking parasites on your pet or in your home. We can help keep them away or help you get rid of them if they’ve already found their way inside.
For more information on ticks and how to take preventative measures, please don’t hesitate to call us today!
Heartworm is primarily transmitted from mosquitoes. Heartworms can severely damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and may even result in death. Symptoms vary from pet to pet.
In dogs, signs of heartworm disease can range from coughing, fatigue, and weight loss to difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. Canine heartworm infection can also lead to a life-threatening complication that causes liver failure. Without prompt surgical intervention, this condition usually results in death.
Despite popular belief, cats are susceptible to heartworm as well. Signs of respiratory distress, coughing, vomiting, and loss of appetite or weight are common. Heartworm infection is often more difficult to diagnose in cats than in dogs.
These parasites aren’t just annoying; they can cause serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Contact us immediately if your pet is experiencing one or more of the following: coughing, joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, and coordination issues.
The best method for keeping ticks off your pet is by keeping your dog or cat on a tick preventive. Tick preventives are safe and highly effective at controlling ticks and the diseases they carry.
For more information on tick prevention or management, please don’t hesitate to call us today!