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Heartworm and Parasite Prevention

Heartworm and Parasite Prevention

The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt Offers Heartworm and Parasite Prevention

When the warmer summer months arrive, pet owners should think about protecting their pets against outdoor parasites like fleas, ticks, heartworms and other types of worms. These parasites can be annoying, and some can even threaten the life of your beloved pet. At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we offer heartworm treatment products that can help your pet avoid these pests.

About Heartworms

Heartworms are small worms that are transmitted to animals through the bite of a mosquito. Mosquitoes may feed on the blood of infected animals, and pass the immature worms to your pet. The heartworms then migrate to the heart and lungs and reproduce, causing severe illness.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm prevention drugs are available in oral form, spot-on treatment, and injection. Cats also need approved heartworm prevention medication in the correct dosage. Your vet in Summerfield can advise you on proper prevention of heartworms for your dog or cat.

You should also protect your pet from other types of internal pests like hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Fortunately, oral heartworm medications will also protect your pet against these dangerous internal parasites.

Flea & Tick Prevention

Pet owners can choose from a wide range of flea and tick prevention products. Collars, sprays, powders and spot-on treatments are popular and inexpensive. Oral medications that are given once each month are available flea and tick control easy. Your Summerfield veterinarian can advise you on the best type of flea & tick prevention product for your pet’s needs.

Contact The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt for Heartworm Prevention in Summerfield

The veterinarians and staff at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt work hard to provide superior veterinary care for their patients in Summerfield, NC, and surrounding areas through all stages of life. Call The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt today at 336-643-2229 for an appointment to learn more about the options for protecting your pet against heartworms and other outdoor pests.


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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
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  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
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