Protect Your Dog or Cat from Heartworm Disease at our Rancho Cucamonga Animal Hospital
Caring for a pet requires the right treatments and preventative solutions. At our veterinary clinic, we offer the heartworm treatment your pet needs to stay healthy throughout the spring and summer months. The key is ensuring that you have the right strategies to limit the risks to your pet.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a problem that impacts dogs and cats. Heartworms are parasites that infest your pet and move to the heart, lungs and other areas of your pet's body. When the worms grow, they cause damage to your pet's internal system and may result in the death of your dog or cat. You want to take measures to reduce the risks to your pet from the parasite before it causes damage to their internal organs.
How to Prevent Heartworm and Other Parasites Day Creek Animal Hospital
Heartworm treatment in Rancho Cucamonga begins with preventative care. At our clinic, we may suggest tick prevention and other parasite prevention based on the risks to your pet.
We use medications to kill off heartworm and other internal parasites or worms. Since heartworm spreads through mosquito bites, you can reduce the risks to your pet by limiting his or her exposure to mosquitos and other pests. Keep your pet away from stagnant water and make sure you have measures to reduce mosquitos in your yard. You can also give your pet medications to prevent ticks and fleas from causing harm to your pet.
Preventative care at our veterinary clinic also plays a role in protecting your pet. We suggest regular visits with our veterinarian to check for the parasites. A blood test helps us find the parasite and allows us to provide appropriate treatment to remove the worms from your pet's body.
Keep Your Pet Protected at Day Creek Animal Hospital
Protecting your pet from heartworm disease or other conditions starts with preventing the risks to your pets. You can limit their exposure by avoiding mosquitos and other outdoor pests. To learn more about preventing heartworm disease or to set up an appointment for a check-up with our veterinarian, contact us today at 909-646-7387.