As pet owners, we all want to ensure our furry friends are healthy and happy. However, there is one aspect of pet care that is often overlooked – parasite prevention. Parasites such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms can cause serious health problems for pets and, in some cases, even be fatal. Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance – they can transmit serious diseases to your pet, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tapeworm infections. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms, from mild discomfort to severe illness. Heartworm, on the other hand, is a parasite that lives in the heart and lungs of pets and can cause heart failure, lung disease, and even death if left untreated.

The good news is that parasite prevention is relatively easy and affordable! There are a variety of products available that can help protect your pet from parasites, such as flea and tick preventatives and heartworm medication. These products are easy to administer and can be given in a variety of forms, including topical treatments, pills, and injections.

Bringing your furry friend to see our team regularly can help keep them feeling healthy and free from pesky parasites! Our team will perform a thorough physical exam, looking out for any signs of parasites, and suggest the perfect preventative measures based on your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors. Don’t be afraid to ask your Lake Pine Animal Hospital vet which preventative is best for your pet. Early detection and treatment of any health issues can help prevent serious health problems down the road and extend your pet’s lifespan. So, book an appointment with Lake Pine Animal Hospital today and let us help you keep your pet healthy and parasite-free! Call (919) 380-1157 to book your next visit!