Keep your pet healthy and safe with parasite prevention measures.
If you love your fur-babies like we do, you know how important the little things can be. Whether it is something small like giving them their favorite toy to help them feel comfortable or spending time with them, you understand that little things make a big difference in the life of an animal. Here at Plaza Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of the little things, but we also think about the microscopically little things that can impact your pet, such as a parasite. Parasites can be animal-specific, deadly, and costly to eradicate. The best way to protect your pet from parasites is to prevent the problem from happening in the first place, and we have parasite prevention measures that can help you do just that.
Parasites are more common than you might realize, and not hard for your pet to get. Sometimes a pet can get them from drinking contaminated water, but other times you can expose your pet to a parasite just by letting them outside for a moment. Heartworm is a good example of a deadly parasite that can affect pets. When a mosquito bites your pet, they can inject these parasites right into the bloodstream. Once the worms start to grow and multiply, they make their way to the heart and can damage heart muscle fibers, which can obviously damage the health and lifespan of your pet. With a monthly heartworm parasite prevention treatment, your pet is properly protected.
Other parasites, such as fleas and ticks, can latch onto your pet and use them as a meal option. Because these pests feed on blood, they can also transmit diseases into the bloodstream. Parasite prevention techniques are possible in these cases as well. If you are worried about protecting your pet in the Graham, North Carolina area, be sure to contact one of our veterinary professionals today!