Parasite Prevention

We prioritize your pet’s health and your family’s safety. Our comprehensive parasite prevention services cover a range of threats, including fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Some of these parasites can even affect humans (zoonotic parasites). We offer personalized prevention plans tailored to your pet’s specific risk factors and lifestyle. Our team recommends safe and effective products to protect your furry companions. We believe knowledge is power, so we educate you on the risks associated with these parasites and how to prevent infestations. Join us in safeguarding your pets and your family’s health. Schedule a consultation today for year-round protection, and together, we’ll create a shield of defense to keep your furry family members healthy and your family safe.

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Some of the common parasites that can impact your pet's health include:

  • Fleas: These tiny insects can cause severe itching and skin irritation, leading to allergies and even anemia in extreme cases. They can also transmit tapeworms and other diseases.
  • Ticks: These blood-sucking parasites can transmit serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more.
  • Heartworms: These worms live in the heart and lungs of infected animals and can cause severe damage to these organs, leading to heart failure. Mosquitoes are the carriers of this parasite.
  • Intestinal parasites: These include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. They can cause a range of health issues in pets, from diarrhea and weight loss to anemia and even death.

Personalized prevention plans tailored to your pet's specific risk factors and lifestyle.

Choosing the appropriate product for your pet’s weight, species, and age is fundamental to effective parasite prevention. Using an incorrect product or dosage can lead to ineffective treatment and potentially harmful side effects. Weight-based dosages ensure that your pet receives the optimal quantity of medication needed to combat parasites without overloading their system. Similarly, species-specific products account for the different physiological reactions and tolerances among various species. What works for a dog may be harmful to a cat and vice versa.

Age is another essential factor. Younger animals often require different treatments than adults due to their developing immune systems. In essence, using the correct product for your pet’s weight, species, and age ensures a safe, effective, and targeted approach to parasite prevention, contributing to their long-term health and well-being.

Safe and effective products to protect your furry companions.

You can rest assured that all our parasite prevention products are authentic, manufacturer-guaranteed, and stored under optimal conditions to maintain their efficacy. We source our products directly from reputable manufacturers, ensuring they are genuine and meet all safety and efficacy standards. Proper storage of these products is key to preserving their effectiveness over time, and we strictly adhere to storage guidelines set by the manufacturers. Furthermore, we strive to offer our products at competitive prices. We believe that every pet owner should have access to high-quality, affordable parasite prevention options.

Have peace of mind knowing your family and pets are protected against parasites.

Our goal at Walnut Village Pet Hospital is to keep both your pets and family safe from parasites. Not only do these pests pose a threat to your pet’s health, but some of them can also transmit diseases to humans. This makes parasite prevention not just crucial for your companions, but for the entire household as well. By taking preventative measures, we aim to create a safe and healthy environment for both your pets and family.

We understand that the thought of parasites can be daunting. That’s why we are committed to educating our clients about the risks associated with these pests and how to prevent infestations.

Feel confident that you have made an informed decision about how best to keep your pets safe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Parasite Prevention

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Are you accepting new clients?

Absolutely, we’re always ready to welcome new furry friends!

Is year-round flea and tick prevention crucial?

Absolutely, year-round flea and tick prevention is crucial for the well-being of your pet. Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance; they can transmit a variety of harmful diseases.

Fleas can lead to skin infections, allergic reactions, and transmit tapeworms. Moreover, in severe infestations, especially in younger or smaller pets, fleas can cause anemia, which can be life-threatening.

Ticks, on the other hand, can transmit several diseases, the most well-known being Lyme disease. Other diseases transmitted by ticks include anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. All of these diseases can have serious health implications for your pet, leading to symptoms ranging from fever and fatigue to more severe complications like kidney damage.

By maintaining year-round prevention, you ensure there are no gaps in protection, keeping your pet safe from these pests and the diseases they carry.

What payments do you accept?

We accept Apple Pay, cash, credit cards, CareCredit, and Scratchpay. If you have pet insurance, we’ll collaborate with you to submit records to your insurance company.

Do you have a vaccine clinic?

While we don’t have a dedicated vaccine clinic, current clients can take advantage of our “Vaccines Thursdays” – $3.00 off vaccines given exams are current from the past year.

Do my dogs need year-round heart worm prevention?

Yes, it’s essential for dogs to have year-round heartworm prevention. Heartworm disease, transmitted by mosquitoes, poses a serious health risk to dogs in many regions, including Fontana. Many heartworm preventatives also offer protection against other parasites, providing an added layer of defense for your dog. Continuous protection ensures there are no gaps in prevention, safeguarding your pet from this dangerous and potentially fatal disease. We recommend discussing the best heartworm prevention options for your dog with our veterinary team.

Do indoor cats require heart worm medication?

Yes, indoor cats should also be protected with heartworm medication. While indoor cats are generally at a lower risk than outdoor cats, they aren’t completely immune. Heartworm disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and mosquitoes can easily find their way indoors. Unlike in dogs, there’s no effective treatment for heartworm disease in cats, making prevention even more crucial. Additionally, the symptoms in cats can be very subtle until the disease has significantly progressed. For these reasons, it’s best to safeguard your feline friend with a heartworm preventative, regardless of their indoor status. Always consult with your veterinarian to find the best heartworm prevention plan tailored for your cat.

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