Parasitic Detection and Prevention
Unfortunately, there are many parasites that can affect your pet and some of them are transmissible to humans. The best way to find out if your pet has internal parasites is checking a stool sample at least yearly. We will have the stool sample examined under the microscope to look for evidence of intestinal parasites through identification of microscopic eggs, larvae, and cysts.
In addition to internal parasites, it is also important to prevent against external parasites, such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that can carry heartworm disease. With a small blood sample, we can test your dog’s blood for tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease, as well as heartworm disease. External parasites can easily be prevented with a chewable tablet that is administered monthly. Prevention should be given anytime the weather is above 0 degrees, as ticks are active during warmer weather. When it comes to heartworm disease and tick-borne illnesses, prevention is the easiest and most cost-effective option.
It is important that anytime you bring a puppy, kitten or new pet home, you have them checked by your veterinarian right away to be sure that they won’t be exposing your other pets or family to parasites.
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Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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