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Parasite Prevention

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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 Black Dog Veterinary Services, 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.

Prevent Worms & Parasites

  • Dogs and cats are susceptible to a variety of different parasites including heartworm, hookworm, fleas, ticks and many more.

  • All of these parasites feed off your pet's body and cause major health problems if untreated.

  • Fleas and other parasites can actually transmit diseases to you and your family as well.

  • Parasites are preventable in most cases, so talk to your vet about the different ways you can keep your pet parasite free.

  • Make sure to bring your pet in for regular checkups, parasites can often go undetected by pet owners.