We offer several brands of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention for your dogs and cats. Which brand we recommend depends on your pet's individual needs.
- Heartgard Plus
- Tri-Heart Plus
Why is parasite prevention an essential part of veterinary care? Cats and dogs are susceptible to a number of parasitic infections, several of which are zoonotic (possess the ability to infect people as well as animals). Parasite prevention is not only important for the health of your pet, but also for the health of your family.
Fleas and ticks are troublesome parasites of the skin. Fleas and ticks can cause skin and coat problems, as well as transmit a number of diseases to the pet. Regular use of flea and tick prevention can effectively prevent fleas and ticks from becoming a problem for your pet. When dealing with a severe infestation, it is also necessary to treat the house and yard that the dog inhabits. It may be tempting to purchase an over the counter product for your pet’s protection, but be cautious, many of these products can have serious side effects and may have limited effectiveness.
Heartworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and lungs of infected dogs and cats. Heartworm may be less of a concern in other areas, but it is a very high risk here in the south. It is carried by mosquitoes, which transmit heartworm larvae into the bloodstream of the pet when they bite them. These larvae then develop into adult worms that over time cause heart disease and respiratory problems in dogs. In cats, the signs can be more vague including vomiting, coughing, weight loss and sudden death. Fortunately, this disease is easily preventable by using monthly heartworm prevention year-round. A common misconception is that heartworm prevention is not needed in the winter because there are less mosquitoes. It only takes one bite for your pet to become infected, so it's better safe than sorry! Did you know: You could buy ~7 years worth of prevention for less than the cost of treating your pet one time for heartworms?
Have you been searching for a vet clinic that accepts "payment plans" of some sort? Well, look no further... Starting this year, we are now offering Wellness Pet Plans. This program takes the yearly cost of your pet's wellness care and breaks it down into small, manageable monthly payments. Plus, by signing up you get an automatic discount on many of our services. Click here for more information.