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.
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 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 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.
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