Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Prevention
Fleas, ticks, and heartworms can be a huge problem for your pet, especially if it is not properly addressed…and quickly. Flea, tick and heartworm prevention is crucial for a healthy and happy pet, as well as a happy and healthy family. If left untreated, these unwanted pests can actually kill your dog or cat if the situation arises to an unacceptable level of infestation. Therefore, it is important to visit our Canton veterinarian at Belpar Pet Care Centre for flea, tick and heartworm prevention remedies for your pet as soon as possible.
Fleas and ticks are known to spread disease such as blood and intestinal parasites that can be dangerous to your dog or cat. In addition, these pests can also be considered a health hazard to humans, as they can transmit tapeworms to your pet, which can also spread to you and your family. It is essential to have Canton pet preventative care for fleas, ticks, and heartworms from our veterinarian in Canton to protect your dog as well as cats – even if they live indoors. Just one instance of fleas being brought into your home from a person or another animal could turn into a really big problem for your pet and your family members as well.
Heartworms are also a big concern in the Canton, North Canton, Massillon and surrounding communities and can be fatal to your dog or cat. This is especially true in the summer months, when there is an abundance of mosquitoes, which are known to carry the harmful disease.
Although dogs are typically the main type of pet to contract heartworm disease, cats can get them as well, so it is important to protect both animals, especially if the pets live together in the same household.
Heartworm testing is recommended annually for your dog by our Massillon veterinarian, however, there is no trustworthy heartworm test available for cats at this time. Regardless, we recommend having your dog and cat on a heartworm prevention medication, which is typically a topical medication or a pill they take each month to prevent this serious, life-threatening disease.
Belpar Pet Care Centre offers a variety of flea, tick and heartworm preventatives for your pet that kill both fleas and ticks as well as some combinations that kill fleas and heartworms. Our Massillon veterinarian can help you decide which product is best for your pet.
Call our Canton area veterinarian at Belpar Pet Care Centre for your pet’s annual wellness exam today at 330-492-8387 to get your pet checked for fleas and ticks and tested for heartworms so they are protected. Take advantage of our free consultation for new patients and see our Canton veterinarian to get start your pet on a monthly preventative now.