Parasite Prevention

Are your pets protected from fleas and ticks? What about heartworm? When it comes to dealing with both internal and external parasites, prevention is always much easier than treatment. Parasites are much more than just annoyance to your pet, so it’s important to stay ahead of the game. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, our veterinarians provide comprehensive parasite prevention in Charlotte. We also offer treatment options for getting rid of existing parasites.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks aren’t just annoying and inconvenient. They can also threaten the health and safety of your beloved pet. Fleas can introduce internal parasites, like tapeworms, and cause open wounds, flea bite dermatitis, and anemia. And ticks can cause devastating diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF).

As your Charlotte veterinarian, we offer multiple prevention and treatment options for fleas and ticks, including monthly topical medications and oral medications. We will help you determine which products are right for your pet.

Heartworm Prevention

While more common in dogs, both dogs and cats can get heartworm disease. Transmitted by the bite from a mosquito that has picked up the larvae from another infected animal, heartworms can cause several troubling symptoms in your pet. When left untreated, heartworm disease can also cause serious damage to your pet’s heart.

We perform heartworm testing to determine if your pet is infected. Once we have the results, we can start your pet on an appropriate treatment or preventive. Heartworm medication needs to be taken every month. While this medication is highly effective, though, there is still a chance that your pet could get the disease. For this reason, we recommend having your pet tested annually.

Parasite Prevention in Charlotte

For parasite prevention in Charlotte, trust the expert team right here at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital. We provide comprehensive testing, treatment, and prevention services for internal and external parasites and are here to help your pet live a happy, healthy life free from fleas, ticks, heartworm, and other parasites. Call now to schedule an appointment.

Experienced Veterinarian in Charlotte

Hickory Grove Animal Hospital provides parasite prevention for dogs and cats in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, including Matthews, Mint Hill, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Harrisburg, and the University area.