Not all pet parasite treatment is the same. At Animal Care Clinic PC in Rock Island, we often treat cats and dogs that have fleas, ticks, and other parasites. While many parasite prevention products can be purchased at a retail store, the only way you can be sure you are using a safe, effective product is to use one given to you at a veterinarian clinic.
Pests and Parasites
Pet parasites come in many forms, from common fleas and ticks to worms and more. While some types of parasites are more dangerous than others, each must be treated by a veterinarian to avoid serious health issues. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos all carry dangerous diseases that can lead to death if left untreated. Very young and very old pets are especially susceptible to illness caused by pests and parasites.
Worms live inside your pet, stealing nutrition from them and restricting blood flow. Most pets catch parasites through contact with fleas, ticks, and mosquitos, as well as contact with pet droppings. Cats are easier to keep safe from pet parasites because they do not need daily walks. When a pet becomes infected, prompt veterinary treatment is required to prevent further problems.
As with many things, prevention is the best route. Our veterinarian can prescribe monthly treatments for fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. A monthly dose of heartworm medication will help prevent this deadly parasite. With some types of worms, only one treatment is necessary. With others, you need a routine treatment schedule. Speaking with a knowledgeable veterinarian will help determine what course of parasite prevention or pet parasite treatment is best based on your pet’s age, breed, and other factors such as weight.
Pet Parasite Treatment in Rock Island
At Animal Care Clinic PC, we have years of experience offering pet parasite treatment to residents of Rock Island and the surrounding areas. We know how important your pet is to you, and we will help keep them safe through our parasite prevention services. For more information on pet parasite prevention or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.