Pet Parasite Prevention and Control

At WNC Veterinary Hospital in Arden, we recognize the importance of protecting your pet from parasites. Our comprehensive approach to pet parasite prevention is designed to keep your furry friend healthy and happy.

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Understanding Pet Parasites

Pet parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms, can pose serious health risks to your beloved companion. Understanding the risks associated with these parasites is the first step in ensuring your pet’s well-being.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance but can transmit diseases to your pet. Our preventive measures include effective medications that repel and eliminate these pesky parasites, keeping your pet comfortable and safe.

Intestinal Parasite Control

Internal parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms, can affect your pet’s digestive system. We provide routine screenings and prescribe medications to prevent and control intestinal parasites, ensuring your pet’s gastrointestinal health.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition transmitted by mosquitoes. Our hospital offers oral heartworm prevention as well as 6 and 12-month injectable coverage (Proheart injections).

Benefits of Pet Parasite Prevention and Control

Ensuring your pet is on a regular parasite prevention program offers numerous benefits:

  • Disease Prevention: Protect your pet from potentially life-threatening diseases transmitted by parasites.
  • Improved Comfort: Parasite-free pets are happier, more comfortable, and less prone to itching and discomfort.
  • Cost Savings: Prevention is more cost-effective than treating diseases caused by parasites.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your pet is protected provides peace of mind for you and your family.

When to Seek Parasite Prevention Services

Pet owners should consider parasite prevention and control services under the following circumstances:

  • New Pet Arrivals: When introducing a new pet to your household, it’s crucial to start preventive measures promptly.
  • Outdoor Activities: If your pet spends time outdoors, especially in wooded or grassy areas, they are at a higher risk of parasite exposure.
  • Routine Wellness Exams: Regular veterinary visits provide an opportunity to discuss and update parasite prevention strategies.
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