Protecting your pet from parasites is of utmost importance at East Ridge Animal Hospital. These tiny creatures can cause severe health issues, infections, and even death if left untreated. Common parasites like fleas can lead to itching, skin infections, and anemia, while ticks can transmit dangerous diseases like Lyme disease. Heartworms, transmitted by mosquitoes, pose a significant threat, potentially causing heart failure and lung disease. We offer comprehensive parasite prevention plans, including flea and tick treatments, heartworm preventatives, and regular stool tests to detect internal parasites. If your pet is showing signs of infestation, seek prompt veterinary care for a tailored treatment plan. Your pet’s well-being is our priority.
It only takes 1 bite from an infected mosquito to spread heartworm disease to a pet.
It takes approximately 6 months after being bitten by an infected mosquito for a dog to test positive for heartworms.
Symptoms can include: Coughing, Weight Loss, Weakness, Fainting, Possible Congestive Heart Failure
We recommend that all cats and dogs stay on heartworm, intestinal parasite, flea, and tick prevention all year long. You can get a year’s supply or a monthly dosage directly via our office or have it delivered right to your doorstep through the Vets First Choice online pharmacy