The AH of SC Offers Internal and External Parasite Control
Even the healthiest pets can pick up internal or external parasites from outdoor walks or play areas. These parasites can cause physical discomfort and can undermine your pet’s health. Our veterinarian provides medications to eliminate pests quickly and effectively. At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY, we provide a range of options for internal and external parasite control.
Internal Parasites in Pets
Roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms are all common in dogs. These internal parasites can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and poor condition, especially in younger animals. Cats can also acquire worms in their gastrointestinal system and should be tested regularly by our veterinarian. If worms are detected in your pets, our veterinarian provides effective medications to eliminate intestinal worms.
External Parasites in Pets
Pets can pick up fleas on their walks or simply by walking on the grass around your home. These pests feed on the blood of animals, and will lay eggs in your carpeting and furnishings. A flea infestation can cause discomfort to both animals and humans in the household. Our veterinarian can advise you on the best ways to eliminate fleas in your household and can treat your dog or cat.
Ticks are another type of external pest that feeds on blood. They attach themselves to animals and can transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis. Many different types of products are available to control fleas and ticks on pets. Our vet can advise you on the best one for your pet’s needs.
Preventing Heartworm Disease in Your Dog or Cat
Heartworm disease is caused by microscopic larvae that are transmitted to pets through the bite of a mosquito. Once transmitted, the microfilaria travel through the bloodstream to an animal’s heart and lungs, where they grow and reproduce, crowding out vital organs. Without treatment, these worms can cause severe weakness and even death. The best way to protect your pet from heartworms is with heartworm prevention medication, which is given orally on a monthly basis or with an injection that lasts for 6 months.
Make the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County Your Veterinarian for Pet Care
Our veterinarians and staff at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County are animal lovers just like you, and we use our veterinary skills to ensure the health of pets in Ferndale, NY, Liberty, Monticello, and the neighboring communities. We offer many services for our patients, including wellness exams, dental care, vaccinations, surgery, and emergency care. Contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan Country today at 845-292-6711 for an appointment to learn the best ways to protect your pet against internal and external parasites.