Flea, Tick, Heartworm, and Intestinal Parasite Management
There is nothing worse than seeing your cat or dog suffer due to illness. It is even worse when you know you could have prevented their illness with a trip to the veterinarian’s office. Flea, tick, and heartworm management is one of the least interesting parts of being a pet owner but, all the same, managing your pet's health and preventing fleas, ticks, and heartworms is an important part of owning a pet.
If you are unsure of what to do to protect your pet from these parasites, don't worry. Our veterinarians will answer all your questions so you don't have to worry about which medications work, what to do for your pet, and the severity of your pet’s condition. At PetWell Veterinary Healthcare in Atlanta, our team will help you and your pet with parasite management.
Importance of Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention
If you picked up your cat or dog off the street as a stray, you may have been warned that the veterinarian must treat it for fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Not only are these parasites uncomfortable for your pet, but they can also carry deadly diseases including:
- Heartworm disease
- Lyme disease
- Bubonic plague
Just one bite from an infected mosquito could put your pet at risk for heartworm disease—a serious condition that can cause heart failure, permanent damage to your pet's lungs, and even death. Treating heartworm disease is costly and complicated so it is important to prevent it from the start.
Our veterinarians Can Help
The easiest way to tell if your cat or dog needs help is to look at the fur closely. Contact a veterinarian if you notice the following:
- Excessive itching
- Flat insects (fleas)
- Round insects stuck to your pet’s skin (ticks)
- Dried blood spots
- Bald spots
A veterinarian can determine if your pet has fleas, ticks, or heartworms and, if needed, provide the proper medication, such as chewable preventatives for fleas and ticks or heartworm medication, to get rid of these parasites.
Save Your Pet from Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms
Don't let your pet suffer from these pests. Prevention is always preferred when it comes to dealing with these parasites. If you live in or around Atlanta and would like to learn more about our parasite management services, contact PetWell Veterinary Healthcare at (404) 856-7500 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
Ask us about our in house preventatives as well as our virtual pharmacy.