Know who else loves to be on the move when it’s warmer? Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes! Problem is, their favorite vacation spot is your pet…and you, if they get close enough.
These pests are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme disease. Once they’re on your furry friend, it’s a short trip aboard the “pet express” to your home and family. We carry a variety of preventives to stop fleas and ticks and our vets can recommend which one is best for your pet and your budget.
When it comes to heartworm, one bite from a mosquito is all it takes to infect your pet. While the risk is lower in Arizona than in other areas of the country, we still see hundreds of confirmed cases in our state every year and incidence is growing. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet.
That’s why we recommend ProHeart® 6 injections to shield your pet against this deadly disease. No more having to remember the monthly dose—with one injection, your pet is protected for six months! This very safe medication also guards against some intestinal worms as well.
If you have questions about parasite prevention or want to get your pet in for a consultation, schedule an appointment online or call us at (602) 955-5757.