Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital Offers Parasite Prevention For Pets
Internal and external parasites can have a negative impact on your pet’s health and are completely preventable. Your vet can provide a number of measures to keep your pet from acquiring these troublesome pests. At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital in Duarte, CA, we offer a broad range of parasite prevention methods to help protect pets.
Flea & Tick Control For Pets
Fleas are tiny insects that can be picked up from other animals or from simply going outdoors. These pests feed on the blood of your pet and can infest carpeting, bedding and furniture in your home. A number of preventative measures are available to keep fleas off your pet. Ticks can also be picked up from the outdoors. These insects attach to the animal’s skin and can transmit serious diseases. Most flea and tick products also protect against ticks. The vet can offer advice on the best type of product for your pet’s needs.
Internal parasites can be transmitted from bowls, toys and from the waste from other animals. Once the parasites are in your pet’s gastrointestinal system, they can cause vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding weight loss and general poor condition. Fecal testing can detect the presence of these pests. Your vet can provide mediations to eliminate these pests.
Heartworms are microscopic worms that are transmitted to both dogs and cats through the bite of a mosquito. The larva travel through the bloodstream to the heart and lungs where they reproduce and grow, making animals very sick. Heartworm disease can be fatal in dogs, but is less damaging to cats. However, treatment for heartworm disease can be expensive. Prevention of heartworm disease is the recommended action. Your vet can test your pet for the presence of heartworms in the body. Oral medication is available that is administered monthly to protect pets from heartworm disease. An injectable form is also available that protects pets for up to six months.
Make Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian For Pet Health in Duarte
Dr. Zabihi and the team at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital make quality care their first priority of all their patients in Duarte, CA and nearby communities. We offer many veterinary services for pets, including examinations, vaccinations, surgery, diagnostics and senior pet care. Call Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital today at 626-357-2251 for an appointment to learn more about effective parasite prevention for your pet.