Fleas, ticks, worms, and mosquitoes: OH MY! It’s essential you protect your pet from these pests and the problems they can cause for both animal and human family members:
- Fleas – can lead to dermatitis, tapeworms, hot spots, and can infest a home
- Intestinal parasites – cause illness and can also infect humans
- Ticks – can transmit numerous dangerous illnesses to both pets and people, including Lyme disease
- Mosquitoes – carry potentially deadly heartworm, which is on the rise nationwide.
In addition to preventive medications, you should thoroughly check your pets for fleas and ticks if they’ve been outdoors. At West Main Animal Hospital, we believe prevention is always the best treatment! We carry many different types of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, and many of them also prevent some intestinal parasites. Our veterinarians can help you choose which one is right for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 626-282-2179.