As the weather warms up, parasites are the number one threat to pets. These microscopic invaders spread easily from pet to pet, and can lead to illness and even death without the correct treatment. These bloodsuckers are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm, cause anemia, and trigger allergies, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme. Once they’re on your furry friend, these diseases can easily spread to your home and family! With a huge rise in cases throughout the area, keeping your furry friends safe is more important than ever.
When it comes to heartworm, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced. It’s spread through mosquitos, which is why we see many more cases throughout the spring and summer. While there is a treatment for canines, it can be costly and very hard on your pet- another reason that prevention matters so much!
Here are a few top tips to make sure your pet stays safe this season:
- Remember that prevention is key for your pet’s health. If you’re not already using preventative medicines, you should start today.
- Make sure the medicine you’re using is right for your pet’s size and life stage—and remember that you should always consult your vet before starting any new medication routine.
- Vet visits are also important! It’s important to keep up with regular check-ups so any issues can be caught early on before they become serious.
We know how important it is to keep your furry friends healthy and happy, and we’re here to help you do that in any way we can.
Prescriptions Delivered To Your Door
At Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital, we can help you find the right preventative for your lifestyle and budget. Did you know that by using our online pharmacy, you can easily and quickly order parasite preventatives for your pet? We make it simple to order meds online and have them delivered right to your door! There’s no need to take time out of your day to run out for the meds—you can just order them and have them delivered right to your door. It’s never been easier to keep your pet healthy. Have questions about parasite prevention or want to schedule a visit for your pet? Click here to explore our online pharmacy or call us at (845) 209-9389.