Pets can suffer from external parasites (like fleas and ticks) or internal parasites (like heartworms or the intestinal worms). Some of these parasites affect the skin, while others affect the digestive tract or even the heart. Unfortunately, many of these parasites can infect humans as well, so it is doubly important to have your pets routinely examined and tested, and then to implement appropriate parasite control programs. These programs range from topical products to monthly oral prevention, and most are easy to use. In addition to the human risk factor, some parasites like ticks also carry other diseases that can infect your pet. Ehrlichiosis (commonly know as “Tick Fever”) is transmitted through ticks, and this disease can cause serious anemia and death if it is not treated.
Heartworms and Intestinal Parasites
The doctors and staff at Airport Pet Clinic recommend many products for the prevention of heartworm disease and regular deworming for intestinal parasites. One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect an unprotected dog with heartworm. Using a heartworm preventative on the same date each month is the best way to protect your pet against this life threatening disease. Some of the products also provide continuous protection against harmful intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. This is critical to protecting your dog’s health, after all, worms can be present at any time, even in cooler climates.
Products used are prescription medications which require a current health exam and test with a Veterinarian prior to administration.
Fleas, Ticks and other External Parasites
The doctors and staff at Airport Pet Clinic recommend a number of products for fast-acting protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, mites. disease transmission.