Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital Offers Parasite Prevention
Pets can be vulnerable to several internal and external parasites that can affect health. Keeping your pet parasite-free is part of providing good veterinary care throughout life. At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital in Duarte, CA, we provide testing, treatment, and prevention of parasites in pets.
Fleas are a common problem with pets. Your pet can pick up these small insects from the grass during a walk outdoors or from another animal. They feed on the blood of the host animal, and the bites cause intense itching, which can lead to skin infections. The fleas reproduce prolifically and can infest your furniture, carpeting and bedding.
Ticks are also blood-sucking insects that can be picked up from outdoor walks. They feed on the blood of the animal and carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and babesiosis. Ticks can be difficult to remove from your pet’s skin. Pets can also have mites which are tiny parasites that can infest skin and the ears. Your veterinarian can offer effective medications to eliminate these pests.
Pets can also acquire internal parasites, such as hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, from contaminated soil, dishes, or toys. These pests interfere with the normal absorption of nutrients from food and can lead to poor condition in pets. Your vet can offer safe medications to eliminate these worms, so your pet can thrive.
Heartworms are a more serious parasite that dogs and cats can acquire. These microscopic worms are transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, which travels through the bloodstream to the heart and lungs. There, they reproduce, crowding out the animal’s organs and weakening them significantly. Without proper treatment, heartworms can cause the death of the animal. Even with treatment, some animals cannot be saved. That is why heartworm prevention is so important. Your vet can provide heartworm medications to avoid this parasite
Make Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian For Pet Care
Dr. Zabihi and the team at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital provide the highest quality care for all their patients in Duarte, Azusa, and other surrounding communities. We offer many veterinary services, including vaccinations, surgery, dental care, puppy and kitten care, senior care, and microchipping.
Call Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital today at 626-357-2251 for an appointment to learn about the options for preventing parasites in your pet.