Parasite Prevention From Our Duarte, CA Veterinarian

At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, our experienced and compassionate veterinary team provides the preventative services and wellness programs your pet needs to lead a healthier life. One of the more common services we provide and encourage pet owners to take advantage of our in our office is that of parasite prevention. This includes protection against fleas, ticks, and common parasites affecting small animals (such as heartworm). Is your pet on a parasite prevention regimen? If not, then it's time to talk to our Duarte veterinarian today.

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The Importance of Pet Flea, Parasite, and Tick Prevention

Regardless of whether you have a pet that spends time outdoors or a strictly indoor pet (such as a cat), all household pets should be on some kind of parasite prevention plan. This is because even an indoor cat that has never spent a day of its life outside can be affected by fleas, ticks, and parasites brought inside the home. This is especially common in households where there is a mix of both indoor and outdoor pets.

Unfortunately, all it takes is one tick bite or a couple of fleas getting onto your pet to create a host of serious problems. The good news is that avoiding complications related to fleas, ticks, and parasites is as easy as putting your pet on a prevention regimen with our vet.

How Our Veterinarian Can Help

Our veterinarian at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, Dr. Zabihi, can help you protect your pet against parasites in a number of ways. For starters, we can review with you the many options available when it comes to parasite prevention, such as:

  • oral medications
  • collars
  • topical applications

We can discuss the potential pros and cons of each type of protection, as well as help you make a decision based on your pet's needs, your lifestyle, and your budget.

In addition to prevention plans, we also offer testing and diagnostics to rule out any existing parasites in your pet. If your pet does have a parasite or fleas, we offer treatment options in our office. This can range from topical flea treatment to rid your pet of problematic fleas to oral medications to help kill internal parasites and help your pet pass them safely. Follow-up testing will be recommended to ensure your pet is completely parasite-free!

Schedule an Appointment With Our Veterinarian in Azusa, CA Today!

If you'd like to speak to our veterinary team further about parasite prevention/treatment or if you need to schedule an appointment for any of our other veterinary services, feel free to give Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital a phone call today. You can reach our office by calling (626) 357-2251 to schedule an appointment at our Azusa, CA veterinary clinic.


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