Prevention is Key
Parasites are a constant, year round problem and do their best to attack your pet internally and externally. Fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, and mosquitoes aren't just a nuisance; they can cause disease in pets and in people, too. Fortunately, with the right laboratory testing, medical protocols and preventative products we can keep your pets free of heartworms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites.
Our team will examine and test your pet for the telltale signs of parasites and can educate you on the recommended medications for parasite prevention.
FLEA & TICK PREVENTION
Long gone are the days of topical flea and tick prevention! In fact, preventing fleas and ticks in your pet is as simple as giving them a monthly treat! These medicated treats are safe and extremely effective at preventing fleas and ticks year round and, in turn, preventing the chance of your pet picking up a flea or tickborne illness.
Ever wonder why our team might ask you to bring in a stool sample from your pet? This is the easiest way for us to check your pet for intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and more.
These intestinal parasites along with others like giardia, have the chance to be transmitted to other pets and even to humans, so early detection, treatment and prevention is key.
Cat & Dog Deworming in San Francisco
Transmitted by mosquitoes, heartworm is one of the most common (and most preventable) diseases our vets see.
In fact, infected dogs may act completely normal. They'll likely eat, drink and behave the same as they did prior to infection while allowing the spread of the disease through mosquitoes.
This entire cycle can be easily prevented with a monthly heartworm prevention. It's imperative to have your pet tested prior to starting these preventatives and our team can guide you through the process.