Products / Services - Parasite Prevention

 

HEARTWORMS

  • Parasitic worm that lives in the right side of the heart as well as blood vessels.
  • Can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the walls of the heart.
  • Transmitted through mosquitoes.
  • Easily prevented with a single dose of a preventative on a monthly basis.
    • Keeping your pet on a monthly preventative costs as little as $10 a month.
  • Recommended to run an annual test to ensure that your pet is heartworm negative.
    • Unknowingly administering heartworm preventatives to an animal infected with heartworms can cause several undesirable effects.

 

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INTESTINAL PARASITES

  • Parasites living in the digestive tract of your pet, feeding off of the animal’s own nutrient supply.
    • Different types include: Hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, coccidia, giardia, tapeworms.
  • These parasites can cause bloody diarrhea, anemia, weakness, weight loss, vomiting, dull hair coat, anorexia, among other issues.
  • Prevented by administering a monthly heartworm preventative as well as keeping the environment clean and free of contaminated feces.
  • Some of these parasites can even be transmitted to humans!!

 

 

 

EXTERNAL PARASITES

  • These parasites include: fleas, ticks, lice, and mites
  • Easily prevented with a monthly flea and tick preventative.
  • Ticks are notorious for transmitting diseases to our animals as well as causing serious health problems.
  • Fleas are the intermediate host to tapeworms and transmit these to our pets when our animal ingests the flea.
  • All of these parasites feed off of our pets and can lead to serious health complications as well as extreme discomfort to our furry friends.

 

 

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