De-worming means treating your pet for G.I. tract and intestinal parasites. Heartworm is a deadly disease spread from the bite of an infected mosquito carrying the heartworm larvae.
Roundworms and tapeworms are contracted by eating infected fleas and can be seen in your pet’s stool. Puppies can also be born with roundworm, a parasite that causes extreme discomfort and even death in severe cases. Kittens may become infected with roundworm their mother’s milk or feces.
Heartworms have no outward effects and veterinarians recommend a regular check for them during an examination.
Topical and monthly drugs can treat your pet for parasites. Our veterinarian may also recommend drug by injection every 6 months to keep infection under control. Annual physical exams include a check for heartworms, which is determined by a simple blood test.
If you believe your pet is infected, give us a call today to schedule a de-worming appointment or contact us by filling out our form.