Flea, tick, heartworm, and intestinal parasite prevention is an important part of taking care of your pet’s health. Your pet’s wellness exam includes an internal and external parasite check. If an infestation is identified, we offer a variety of flea and tick treatments.
Additionally, we offer a selection of safe and effective preventive products available for pick up at our clinic or from our online pharmacy. We will help you select the one that is best for you and your pet.
Fleas and ticks can infect your home and bite your family as well as your pets. These parasites feed on blood and can cause a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, infections, or serious tick-borne illnesses. We recommend year-round heartworm prevention and flea and tick prevention to maximize the protection.
Signs of Flea Infestation
Flea dirt (dark specks) in the fur
Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur
Excessive licking, scratching, chewing on fur
Scabs or hot spots on the skin
Crying out or anxious behavior
Signs of Tick-Borne Diseases
Examples of tick-borne diseases include: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis
Loss of appetite
Swollen lymph nodes
Joint swelling or limping
Heartworms and other Internal Parasites
Heartworms and other internal parasites can cause severe health problems in your pet. A blood test and a fecal exam are needed to diagnose internal parasites. They can be transmitted from one pet to another (indirectly via the mosquito for heartworms, directly from pet to pet for fleas, and multiple ways for various intestinal parasites). Following a strict parasite treatment plan offers the maximum protection for your pet and your family.
Please contact us if you notice any of the warning signs your pet may need flea, tick or parasite health care.