Parasite prevention is crucial for keeping your pets healthy and happy.
Parasites are organisms that live off of another organism, known as the host, and can cause a variety of health problems. There are several types of parasites that can attack dogs and cats, including fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms.
Fleas and ticks can cause itching, skin irritation, and transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause serious heart and lung damage, while intestinal worms such as roundworms and hookworms can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and anemia.
At Kersting Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of parasite prevention options to keep your pets healthy. This includes monthly preventative medication for fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms. We also provide testing for heartworms and other parasites to catch any potential infections early.
By keeping your pets on a regular parasite prevention regimen, you can help prevent serious health problems and keep them happy and healthy for years to come.