Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention
Proper parasite control is far more than simply making sure your pet isn’t scratching. Along with discomfort and irritation, untreated parasite infections can cause serious illness, long term health problems, and even death. A pet suffering from an uncontrolled parasite infestation can also spread the parasites to human family members. Cheyenne West Animal Hospital helps you choose effective parasite control to keep your family and pets safe and healthy.
Parasites are a natural part of the outside world. Even if your pets never leaves the backyard, wild animals can bring flees, ticks, and other parasites onto your property. A pet suffering from fleas or ticks may excessively scratch, bite, or lick its skin. The pet may also suffer hair loss, and develop a skin allergy from the infestation. Young pets may even suffer anemia due to loss of blood from the parasites. If your pet is suffering from a flea or tick infestation, we will relieve your pet’s pain with successful parasite treatment. We will also develop an individualized prevention program to keep your pet free of ticks and flees year round.
Heartworm infestations in pets have been reported in all 50 states. Infected mosquitoes spread heartworms to pets through their bite. The parasite heartworms will inhabit your pet’s lungs and heart. Eventually your pet will develop severe breathing problems. Untreated heartworm will lead to death. Inexpensive preventive medicines can keep your pet safe from heartworm. Contact us today to learn how to protect your pet from heartworm. If you believe your pet may have become infected with heartworm, we can discuss treatment options.
Call us today to talk about effective parasite control programs for the health and safety of your pet.