Veterinary Parasite Prevention & Control in Zebulon
Helping Pets Rid Themselves of External & Internal Parasites
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.
How to Tell if Your Pet Has Parasites
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under their fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.
Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert Zebulon staff can recommend medications to help control parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.
Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today at (919) 825-1373 to find out how!
“Called last minute to get boarding for this weekend and they went out of their way to fit me in. I’ve been a long time customer of this place and my dog Roscoe absolutely loves it here. He gets so excited when we pull in. It brings me great peace.”- Maria V.
“East Wake Animal Hospital has always taken tremendous care of our cat. Whether it's for a routine checkup and rabies shot or an emergency, I've felt at ease and Mollie has been treated kindly and gently. I recommend this office to anyone in the area!”- Johnathan L.
“I really liked Dr. Atkinson. She was very personable and talked me through everything, and also gave me a choice in my cat's medications, which I really appreciated. Definitely recommend!”- Allie T.