The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At North Powers Animal Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. But pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your pet. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance. We have two options to prevent heartworm infection in your dog – Heartgard which is given orally every 30 days or a ProHeart6 shot that provides 6 months of prevention in one injection (administered twice a year). Discuss your best option with a staff member by calling and scheduling your heartworm preventative appointment today!