The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors. There are many parasites that your pet can pass on to people, so keeping your pet parasite free can keep you and your family safe.
At Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your pet. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance.
We recommend a yearly stool (fecal) sample analysis to ensure your pet is safe from intestinal parasites, which may be picked up from the dirt outside.
We also recommend a yearly heartworm test to ensure your pet is safe from the blood parasite from mosquitos, heartworms.
We offer the following heartworm (deworming) preventatives at our clinic: Heartgard Plus chewable, Interceptor Plus chewable, and Proheart 6 injectable. Our prices are matched to be fair and competitive with online pharmacies, plus we have great rebates directly from the manufacturer. We also have the manufacturer guarantee that if your pet ever is diagnosed with a parasite in which these products are labeled to protect, that the manufacturer pays for treatment. You cannot get this guarantee from online pharmacies.
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