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Pet Parasite Prevention

It’s possible that you can’t always tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can conceal themselves under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are so small they are only the size of a pinhead, making them very elusive. While roundworms and other intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea and other issues, many infected pets don’t even exhibit any symptoms of illness.

Pet Parasite Prevention and Control in Canton, IL

Thankfully, we can suggest tests to determine whether your pet has parasites. In addition, we can check your pet for signs of parasites like ticks or fleas. We can suggest drugs to treat intestinal parasites, heartworms, fleas, and ticks.

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Pet Parasite Prevention and Control

In Canton, there are fleas, ticks, and heartworm, so it’s important to protect your pet. Despite the fact that heartworm, fleas, and ticks can pose a serious threat to your pet’s health, Oakdale Veterinary Center can assist you in preventing problems and illnesses brought on by these parasites.

The prevention of parasites and the diseases they transmit is possible with the use of the right treatment and care. In addition to irritating your pet, fleas and ticks can carry diseases and have a negative impact on their health. Heartworm is a harmful parasite that infects the heart muscle and can be fatal in dogs and cats.



Heartworm and Intestinal Parasite Prevention

To prevent the majority of intestinal parasites and heartworm, we advise all dogs to take oral medication once a month, all year long. Heartworm is a fatal disease with severe symptoms. In the 1970s and 1980s, it used to be a disease that was frequently diagnosed in the Northeast. We observed a resurgence of heartworm disease when dogs were transported north after being rescued from the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe. If everyone stopped taking this preventive, this deadly illness would once more be widespread.

We want to ensure that your pet is protected against this easily avoidable disease because heartworm is such a serious issue. Every two years, as part of a routine examination, your pet will be tested for heartworm, and Oakdale Veterinary Center will prescribe a monthly heartworm preventive medication that also kills intestinal parasites for your pet to take all year long. Every time you bring your pet in for a visit, we will look over his or her unique records and administer any necessary vaccine boosters. Please feel free to call our office or bring any inquiries about disease and parasite prevention to your pet's wellness appointment.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Based on the lifestyle of your pet, we will suggest a parasite control program. Please feel free to call our office or bring any inquiries about disease and parasite prevention to your pet's wellness appointment.

The parasites, fleas, and ticks can live on your pet, where they hide in the fur and feed on blood. The Oakdale Veterinary Center wants you to be aware that these pests can transmit diseases to you, your family, or your friends in addition to being annoyances to your pet.

Ticks come in a wide variety of varieties and are widespread throughout the nation. They can be found living in the grass and bushes outside your house and in parks. Ticks will try to latch onto you as you and your pet walk through this vegetation. They bite, consume their meal, and then separate so they can reproduce.

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