As pet owners, we want nothing but the best for our furry friends. We want to provide them with a safe and healthy environment to live in. Unfortunately, there are some things that we cannot control, such as parasites. Parasites are organisms that live on or inside your pet, causing harm and discomfort. They can cause various illnesses, including allergies, anemia, and even death. It is essential to protect your pet from parasites and control their spread to ensure their health and well-being.
Prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, we highly recommend a preventive care program for your pet, which includes regular check-ups and tests. During these visits, our veterinarians will examine your pet for any signs of parasites and recommend preventive treatments accordingly. We offer a variety of products that protect against fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.
Fleas and ticks are common external parasites that can cause skin irritation, itching, and in severe cases, anemia. These parasites can also transmit various diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. We offer a range of flea and tick prevention products such as topical treatments, collars, and oral medications. Our team can help you choose the best product that suits your pet’s needs.
Heartworm disease is another serious condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Mosquitoes transmit heartworms, and it only takes one bite for your pet to become infected. The good news is that heartworm disease is preventable with regular medication. Our veterinarians will recommend the best heartworm prevention product for your pet’s lifestyle.
Intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and even anemia in severe cases. These parasites are usually contracted through contaminated soil, water, or feces. Our team can perform fecal tests to detect these parasites and recommend appropriate treatment.
There is also coccidia, which is a different kind of parasite. Our team can see under the microscope when checking. This one is different from the other parasites, and we use antibiotics to treat it, not dewormer.
At Danville Family Vet, we believe that a healthy diet and lifestyle can also contribute to parasite prevention. We offer nutritional counseling services that can help you provide your pet with a balanced and healthy diet that boosts their immune system and overall health.