Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention in Phillipsburg
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
Preventative care seeks to prevent disease before it happens. At Warren Animal Hospital, we believe that preventative medicine for your pets is one of the best things that you can do for their overall health, happiness, and longevity. Stay on top of your pet’s health with regular check-ups and Phillipsburg flea, tick, and heartworm prevention services from our skilled veterinarians. We understand the unique bond you have with your pets and will do everything we can to help your pets enjoy an excellent quality of life.
Parasite control is one aspect of preventative care that can make a world of difference in your pet’s life. We offer comprehensive parasite control programs to protect you, your pet, and your family.
Warren Animal Hospital offers parasite control measures for:
While fleas, ticks, and heartworms are some of the most common parasites your pet can contract, we also offer protocols for other parasites not listed above.
Flea Prevention & Control
Fleas can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can these parasites cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms and other diseases. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. Unfortunately for everyone, fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too.
You don’t want these blood-sucking parasites on your pet or in your home. We can help keep them away or help you get rid of them if they’ve already found their way inside.
Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets didn’t previously encounter ticks. These parasites aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious – and sometimes deadly – diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis.
The best method for keeping ticks off your pet is by keeping your dog or cat on a tick preventive. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes. Tick preventives are safe and highly effective at controlling ticks and the diseases they carry.
Don’t panic if you find a tick on your dog or cat, even if your pet is on a preventive regimen. Some preventives kill ticks after they’ve come in contact with your pet. Ticks can hide easily under your pet’s fur, so as an added measure of protection, we recommend checking your pet for ticks every time your pet comes in from outside.
Heartworms can be transmitted by mosquitoes and can severely – and sometimes fatally – damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of your pet.
In dogs, signs of heartworm disease can range from coughing, fatigue, and weight loss to difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. Canine heartworm infection can also lead to a life-threatening complication called “caval syndrome” (a form of liver failure); without prompt surgical intervention, this condition usually causes death.
Although often thought to not be susceptible to heartworm infection, cats can indeed get heartworms. Signs of respiratory distress, such as rapid or difficult breathing, wheezing, and panting, are common. Other symptoms include coughing, vomiting (typically unrelated to eating), and loss of appetite or weight. Heartworm infection is more difficult to diagnose in cats than it is in dogs.
Treatment for heartworm infection is far more expensive than prevention. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to keep your dog or cat safe: by administering monthly heartworm preventives. Most heartworm medications also protect your pet against other parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, ear mites, fleas, and ticks. Our veterinarians can recommend the best regimen of prevention for your pet.
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