Pet Parasite Treatment & Prevention

Parasites can pose serious health risks to your pet, which is why regular testing and prevention are essential.

Pet Parasite Treatment & Prevention in Owensboro, KY

East Side Animal Hospital in Owensboro, KY, offers comprehensive parasite testing and prevention services to help keep your pet healthy and parasite-free.

Beagle getting a treat

Understanding Pet Parasites

There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause severe illness and even death in pets.

Parasites can be internal or external and cause various health issues for your pet. Common parasites include:

  • Heartworms: These parasites can be transmitted to your pet through mosquito bites and can cause serious heart and lung problems.
  • Fleas: Fleas can cause itching, skin infections, and allergic reactions in your pet.
  • Ticks: Ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis to your pet.
  • Intestinal Worms: These worms, including roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms, can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and other gastrointestinal issues in your pet.

Testing & Prevention Services Offered

Our parasite testing and prevention services include:

  • Heartworm Testing: We offer heartworm testing to check for the presence of heartworms in your pet.
  • Fecal Exams: We can perform fecal exams to check for intestinal parasites in your pet’s stool.
  • Tick and Flea Prevention: We offer a variety of tick and flea prevention products to keep your pet protected.
  • Deworming: If your pet is found to have intestinal parasites, we can provide deworming treatment to eliminate the parasites.

Benefits of Parasite Testing & Prevention

There are several benefits to parasite testing and prevention at East Side Animal Hospital:

  • Early Detection: Testing can help detect parasites early on when they are easier to treat.
  • Preventive Care: Prevention is key to keeping your pet safe from parasites and the diseases they can transmit.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your pet is protected against parasites can give you peace of mind.

Schedule Your Pet’s Parasite Testing & Prevention Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your pet against parasites. Contact East Side Animal Hospital in Owensboro, KY, today to schedule your furry friend’s parasite testing and prevention appointment. Your pet’s health is our priority; we are here to help you keep them safe and healthy.