Our experienced and compassionate veterinarians are passionate about the comfort and health of the pets that visit us. When it comes to parasite prevention, there are more out there that flock to animals than just fleas and ticks. Some intestinal parasites and heartworms are found far too often in our patients.
Unfortunately, many of the problems and diseases associated with parasites can be transmitted to other animals and even family members. However, Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital in Brevard, NC, has a full-service pharmacy that can help you get the help you need for eradicating infestations and preventing future ones.
The Hazards of Flea and Tick Infestations
Fleas can cause far more than just skin irritation, itching, and allergic responses in pets. Humans around these infestations are likely to suffer these issues too. These tiny pests can cause Bartonella, which is a bacterial condition that causes cat scratch fever in humans which is an uncomfortable infectious illness. Other flea problems include internal parasites like roundworms and tapeworms, which are highly transmutable between pets and humans.
Ticks are burdensome pests that can be the cause of conditions like Rocky Mountain spotted fever or zoonosis. Lyme disease is a serious condition that is often untreatable and is highly infectious to people and pets. Heartworms are the result of mosquito bites. It is not easy to cure heartworms and it often results in death when the disease is left untreated.
Different Types of Parasite Prevention
The type of parasite prevention needed by your pet will depend on his or her breed, age, health, and lifestyle. Our veterinarian will inspect your pet during an examination for any signs of parasite activity, as not all of them are easily visible. We’ll then assist you in choosing the best products to protect your pet and family from unwanted pests. Some popular options include:
- Collars: Today’s flea and tick collars are more effective than ever before and are ideal for quick eradication and as a preventive for up to a month.
- Sprays: Quick-acting parasite sprays offer immediate flea and tick protection and help eliminate current infestations.
- Spot-On Treatments: These are highly effective and simple application drops that are applied to the nape of the neck and are the most popular choice.
- Orals: There are oral treatments that taste like treats that are used to prevent heartworms and some also prevent other intestinal parasites.
Parasite Preventive in Brevard, NC
At Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital, we are eager to help you and your family enjoy a healthier and more comfortable life. Schedule a consultation today at our Brevard office at (828) 884-3647.