What’s the scoop on vaccinating your pet? Vaccinations are an integral part of wellness for you pet. Vaccinations aid in protecting your pet from viral and bacterial infections that can be spread by other pets or wildlife. There are many different types of vaccinations and which one is best for your pet should be determined by your veterinarian.
Many different types of parasites exist. Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are uncomfortable or potentially dangerous to our pets. Bites or stings are very itchy, hurt and can inject nasty parasites into the body. Fleas distribute tapeworms and ticks spread Lyme and other harmful diseases. Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes and is potentially fatal. So when it comes to your pets health…we don’t want any of them! Preventatives year round are now recommended no matter what climate you live in. These parasites have even been found in Alaska, so no climate is safe. Parasites tend to evolve and climates that traditionally didn’t have thriving parasites now do. Flea, tick and heartworm control is as easy giving a pill or applying a topical preventative each month. Heartworm preventative is very effective but nothing is fail-safe, so yearly testing is still advised. Internal parasites (roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and hookworms) are equally as important to treat. Many heartworm preventatives also include medication for internal parasites as well.