Parasites are something that can affect almost every pet. It is important, for both you, your family and your pet that you take the appropriate precautions to help your pet avoid being infected by any parasites such as ticks, fleas, heartworm, and other internal and external parasites.
Fleas and ticks can cause your pet itchiness, discomfort, and skin irritation. More seriously, these parasites act as hosts to more serious illnesses like Lyme Disease and other diseases. These diseases can result in cardiac conditions, joint problems, lameness, and neurological disorders.
At Tribeca Veterinary Wellness, our veterinarians require a stool sample at every wellness exam to ensure that your pet is free of any parasites. If we do find parasites in your pet’s stool we will guide you through the necessary next steps. At Tribeca Veterinary Wellness, our pharmacy carries the best quality parasite control medicine to ensure that your pet is safe and healthy, and parasite-free at all times! Parasite preventatives can be taken orally or can be absorbed through your pet’s skin.
Your Pet Can Contract Parasites Through:
Heartworm is a worm that, when infected, attacks your pet’s heart and lungs. This condition can be transmitted by mosquitos and other dogs already infected by the worm. As larvae, this worm is harmless. But once the larvae have developed into an adult worm, it moves to the heart of your pet and can cause serious heart conditions and respiratory problems. At Tribeca Veterinary Wellness, our veterinarians offer the best heartworm preventatives to keep you pet heartworm-free at all times! Heartworm preventatives can be taken orally or absorbed through your pet’s skin.
Please call us today with any questions about our Parasite Prevention programs, or to schedule an appointment with our veterinary team.