We know that you want to keep your cat or dog in the best possible health throughout their lifetime. Parasite prevention is an essential part of keeping your furry friend happy and healthy for years to come. Parasites such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms cause pets discomfort as well as a variety of medical ailments. A visit with our veterinarian at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital can help. Our vet clinic will provide recommendations regarding treatment for existing parasites, as well as help to protect your pet against future infestations.
Different Parasites Cause Different Problems
There are two different types of parasites that cause problems for pets: external and internal. External parasites are those that attach to your pet's skin, causing rashes, itchiness, inflammation, and possible allergic reactions. Fleas, ticks, and ear mites are external parasites that are quite common. Internal parasites cause problems from within your pet's body. These include heartworms, roundworms, and tapeworms.
How To Protect Your Pet Against Parasitic Infestations
Observation of your pet’s behavior is the best tool to use when you are considering a trip to see the veterinarian. Some issues can be solved at home on your own but others require professional assistance. If you notice your pet is displaying signs of discomfort or pain, or if you see parasites on your pet or in their vomit or stool, you should bring your pet into the vet clinic for a proper evaluation. Also, annual trips to see our vet will help keep those nasty parasites at bay. At home, take the time to clean your pet's bedding often and do spot checks of your pet's body after it spends time outdoors.
What Happens During A Visit To Our Vet Clinic
When you make an appointment at our vet clinic, our veterinary staff will first have you fill out some paperwork about your pet's current health status for our records. A complete examination will be conducted to determine whether your pet is suffering from a medical condition that requires treatment. This examination includes checking for the presence of parasites. Our vet will then discuss treatment options with you to eliminate any existing parasites and prevent new infestations.
In addition to routine examinations, our practice handles emergency procedures including surgeries when needed. We offer a variety of preventative measures for pets including spaying and neutering, vaccination administration, and weight monitoring. Our veterinarian is available to answer any questions you may have about your pet's well-being and we look forward to meeting you and your dog or cat.
Parasite Prevention in Duarte, CA
If your pet is suffering from a parasite problem, or if you want to protect against parasites altogether, contact Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital to make an appointment with our vet. Call our vet clinic today at 626-357-2251.