Parasites such as fleas, ticks, and roundworms were once mainly seen as an annoyance. But now we know that parasites can lead to life-threatening illness and even death for pets. Fleas and ticks, for instance, can spread tapeworms and the bacteria that causes "cat scratch fever" in humans, Bartonella. Mosquitoes also spread heartworms, another type of parasite. Heartworms are parasites that can cause serious health problems or even death to your pet. Intestinal parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms, are a serious threat to pets and can even be transmitted to humans.
Tests to determine whether or not your pet has parasites can be recommended. You can also have us check your pet for fleas, ticks, and other parasites. The knowledgeable staff here can advise you on the best medication to use for flea, tick, heartworm, and intestinal parasite control. Let's work together to keep your pets and family safe from parasites, which can spread to humans through your pets.