Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Disease

Unfortunately, pets can often suffer from parasites. This is true for cats, dogs, pocket pets, and more. You can help safeguard your pet’s health through regular parasite prevention. Visit our veterinarian at Eastside Animal Hospital in Pleasant Ridge for parasite treatment and prevention.

Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Disease

Fleas and Ticks: How Are They Treated?

There are many types of fleas and ticks which can infest a variety of animals, including all of our companions animals, pocket pets, reptiles and livestock. They can be difficult to eliminate and can spread disease to people and pets alike.

Fortunately, flea and tick prevention can be used to keep your pets safe. Many of these preventative medications prevent both fleas and ticks. If these parasites are already present, you should speak with our veterinarian about their removal.

Heartworm Disease: How Is It Treated?

Heartworm disease is caused by Dirofilaria immitis, which are parasitic worms. Dogs are the most common sufferers of heartworm disease, but cats, ferrets, and other animals can also contract the disease.

Mosquitoes are the vector for heartworm disease and spread this disease through their bites. Once the heartworms enter your pet, they can live and reproduce for years.  Heartworm disease can lead to a variety of issues in our pets including heart failure, thromboembolic disease (worms or blood clots which can move to the lungs, brain, or other body locations), lung disease, as well as other issues.

Heartworm infections are treatable, but prevention is the best option for this disease! A variety of safe and effective preventions are available and can be discussed with your veterinarian to decide which is best for you and your pet.

Get Parasite Prevention for Your Pet in Pleasant Ridge, OH

Contact our veterinarian at Eastside Animal Hospital, which serves areas of Cincinnati, Pleasant Ridge, Golf Manor, Amberley, Norwood, Hyde Park, Madeira, Kenwood, and Oakley. Call us today at (513) 472-5038 to schedule an appointment.

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