Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal parasite that primarily infects dogs, cats and ferrets. It is transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. Regardless of age, sex or living environment, all of these animals are susceptible. The FDA has several approved heartworm preventives available in a variety of formulations.
The American Heartworm Society recommends year round prevention for your dogs, cats and ferrets as well as regular checkups with your veterinarian. A blood test is required before beginning a prevention program to assess the pet’s current heartworm status. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.
Fleas are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit are Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and others. Fortunately there are many effective flea and tick preventives on the market to help control the pest and prevent the spread of diseases. Contact our office about your options and what’s best for your pet.
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