Parasite Prevention from Our Mesquite Veterinarian
At Town East Galloway Animal Clinic, our Mesquite vet treats your pet like one of our own because we know that your pet is a beloved member of your family. We offer a wide range of veterinary care services for your pet, including routine preventative care. If your pet isn't currently on a parasite prevention medication, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment with our office to take care of this today.
The Importance of Parasite Prevention
While it's true that pets who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors are at a greater risk of contracting certain parasites than strictly indoor pets are, one fact remains: any pet (indoor or outdoor) can be susceptible to parasites, fleas, and ticks. Unfortunately, all it takes is one member of your family bringing one flea, tick, or parasite from the outdoors into your home to potentially infect your pet. This is why it's so important to make sure that all pets in your household receive the same level of protection.
Parasites can have serious health consequences for your pet. For example, heartworm (one of the most common parasites found in dogs) can even be fatal if left untreated for long enough. Other types of parasites, such as roundworm, can cause intestinal distress and other long-term health issues for your pet.
Understanding Your Pet's Parasite Prevention Options
A lot of times, pet owners fail to have their pets protected from parasites because they are overwhelmed by the options available to them. This is where our veterinary team steps in and makes things easier for you! We offer a wide range of parasite prevention options in our office, and we're happy to make specific recommendations that best suit your needs as well as your pet's lifestyle.
For example, one common recommendation we make is an oral medicine that protects against fleas, ticks, and parasites. This medication is given just once a month and provides ongoing protection to your pet as long as it's taken. For some pets, a topical treatment may be the better choice. These treatments usually come in a liquid form that is applied monthly to the area between your pet's shoulder blades (which prevent them from grooming it off themselves). This is an ideal option for outdoor pets.
Request an Appointment with Our Mesquite Veterinary Team Today
If you're interested in learning more about your pet's parasite prevention options or if you'd like to go ahead and schedule your next appointment with our Mesquite veterinary team, give our office a call today!
You can reach Town East Galloway Animal Clinic by simply calling (972) 613-9871 during our office hours.