Parasite Prevention & Control Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1989

La Porte Parasite Protecting & Control

Protecting Your Pet from Harmful Parasites

Are you doing everything you can to make sure your pet is protected from parasites? Cats and dogs can be susceptible year-round and these parasites can cause many diseases, some of which can be life threatening. At Animal Clinic of La Porte, we can help you protect your pets from these dangerous pests. With regular veterinary care, your pet can enjoy a long, healthy, parasite-free life.

Make sure your pet is receiving regular veterinary care. Call (281) 709-2186 or contact us online to make your next appointment.

As part of our preventative care program at Animal Clinic of La Porte, our veterinary team will conduct screenings for parasites during your pet’s routine wellness exams. This can include both a physical exam and laboratory testing. We want to be sure to catch anything before it becomes a more serious health issue.

Parasite control and prevention measures can include:

  • Annual vaccinations
  • Topical medication
  • Shampoos or sprays
  • Tablets and chewable medicines
  • Medicated collars

Depending on your pet’s risk factors, health, and lifestyle, your La Porte veterinarian may recommend some combination of the above methods to protect them from different kinds of parasites.

We have a full service in-house laboratory that helps us diagnose parasites in your pet and use regular laboratory testing with your pet’s routine wellness exams to stay on top of their health to detect parasites early.

Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are insects which can cause skin problems, irritation, and transmit certain diseases via their bites. Both cats and dogs can get fleas or ticks. These nasty parasites can also pass disease on to humans. There are a number of effective preventative measures for your pet available at Animal Clinic of La Porte. If you’re worried about fleas or ticks, ask our veterinary team during your next visit.

Intestinal Parasites

Intestinal parasites come in a variety of forms. Your cats and dogs can contract hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms, or coccidia from a variety of different sources. You may not notice that your pet is suffering from intestinal parasites at first. Common symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. You may even notice some of these parasites in your pet’s feces. Our routine wellness exams include a fecal check to make sure your pets are intestinal parasite-free.

Heartworms

Heartworms affect both the heart and lungs of cats and dogs. They are typically transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause heart disease and respiratory problems. Symptoms include vomiting, coughing, weight loss, and even sudden death. Fortunately, there are many effective preventative treatments for heartworms. We’ll conduct annual testing with your pet’s routine wellness exams.

Keep your pet parasite free with routine medical care from our La Porte veterinary team! Call (281) 709-2186 or contact us online to make your next appointment.

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  • I Was Very Satisfied with The Care

    “When I took my kittens in, the vet did a thorough job of checking them out, vaccinating them and took time to answer my many questions about further treatments for them. I was very satisfied with the care the kittens received from both the vet and techs!”

    - Lynn
  • Always Friendly & Helpful

    “I love this clinic. First the staff is fabulous. They are always friendly and helpful. Second, the cost is affordable. But the quality of service does not suffer. We have been clients of Dr. Jones for many years. We have always been pleased!”

    - Carla
  • Clean & Efficient!

    “The facility was simple and clean and the staff were very kind. Dr. Jones was quick and efficient. Everyone showed our new little puppy lots of love and affection. He was so calm the whole time. Thank you!”

    - Ashley
  • Won’t take my animals anywhere else!

    “Best office around no doubt. The doctor has been taking care of my dad’s dogs and my dogs for almost 10 years and I have full faith in him. He’s extremely kind and his love for animals shows. He makes nervous pets calm. Reasonably priced!!”

    - Mandy
  • Friendly Staff & Very Patient

    “Friendly staff, very patient with their patients. Great location, so easy access. Would recommend to others.”

    - Renee
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Why Choose Us?

Compassionate Care & Quality Service
  • Your Pet is Always a Part of Our Family
  • Expertise in Parasite Prevention & Control
  • Caring & Knowledgeable Staff for Every Pet
  • Serving La Porte Pets Since 1989
  • Friendly & Compassionate Staff at Every Phase of Visit
Friendly Care Every Step of the Way

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!