Your furry friend's wrinkles give him or her a very distinctive appearance, but the very characteristic that helps define his or her breed can also cause skin irritation and infections. In many ca ...View Article
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Posted on 07-05-2017
Your vets near Houston treat more pets with illnesses related to fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes than any other summertime health problem. The best way to protect your pet from parasitical infection is by taking a proactive approach before those pesky parasites have a chance to make your pet's life miserable. Flea and tick collars contain diffusing ingredients that safely and effectively interact with your pet's body chemistry to repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Be aware that most anti-parasitical collars last up to two or three months before you need to replace them with a new collar. Noting the date you put a flea/tick collar on your pet ensure the collar's effectiveness remains full strength at all times.
Your veterinarian near Houston urges all Houston pet owners to:
Another summertime parasitical infection pet owners need to be aware of is canine heartworm disease. Spread by 16 mosquito species including the Aedes and Anopheles type, canine heartworm sickens dogs when mature nematode parasites clog heart valves and major cardiac blood vessels. This reduces blood supply to the dog's lungs, kidney and liver, causing serious health issues. Veterinary drugs are available that kill up to 90 percent of canine heartworms.
Call your vets near Houston today to schedule an appointment to receive parasite prevention treatment for your pet at 281-440-4441. Our veterinary animal hospital also serves Tomball, Cypress Texas, The Woodlands, King Wood Texas and surrounding areas. We look forward to meeting with you!
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