Dermatology

Dermatology

Common parasites like fleas and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes feed on your pets…

flea-and-heartworm-controlYour pets are easy targets for parasites. Common parasites like fleas and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes feed on your pets, potentially infecting them with many dangerous diseases in the process. Fleas and mosquitoes are year-round problems in Colorado, so make sure you protect your pets from them all year long, as these tiny pests can cause big problems.

Fleas

These bloodsucking insects feed on mammals and lay eggs in their fur. Fleas can transmit parasites like tapeworms, and they can cause dermatitis and anemia. One flea can reproduce nearly 50 times a day, making a flea infestation a substantial threat to your pet’s well-being. Flea infestations often spread throughout your home, moving into your carpet and furniture. This makes them tough to eradicate.

Heartworm

Heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are a lethal danger to your pet. Mosquito bites can transmit heartworm larva, and that larva then slowly develops and moves toward the heart. Once there, it multiplies in the pulmonary artery, leading to constricted blood flow, heart disease, and major organ failure.

Parasite Prevention Plan

Regular application of antiparasitic medication is the best way to keep your pet free of nasty parasites. Consult your Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital veterinarian to determine the best parasite control products for your pet.

Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital’s Parasite Prevention Plan includes:

  • Pet examination and testing
  • Product consultation with a Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital veterinarian
  • Access to industry-leading medicine and equipment

If you would like to get your pet started on preventative medication and you’re not sure which to choose, or if you suspect that your pet is already living with an infestation, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment with a Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital veterinarian.

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