There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and giardia, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.
Luckily, we stock multiple preventatives are available to you in the clinic. We also have a online pharmacy where you can have preventatives sent straight to your doorstep.