Parasite Prevention – There are numerous parasites that can “bug” your dog:
- Fleas – We recommend BRAVECTO Flea and Tick Control – the tasty chew that protects for 3 months!
**We caution against the use of over-the-counter flea control products, as some have proven to be toxic to some pets.**
- Heartworms – The best defense against heartworm disease is the use of a preventative given monthly. A course of heartworm prevention begins with a blood test to see if the parasite is present. If the dog is parasite free, then preventative medication can be started.
- We recommend TriHeart Plus and Trifexis for control of heartworms and other parasites.
- Intestinal Parasites – Intestinal parasites that can infect your dog include whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, coccidia and giardia. Some of these will be prevented using one the monthly heartworm preventatives listed above. It is very important to prevent and screen for intestinal parasites, since some are contagious to humans.
Keep your dog under control – Don’t let your dog run loose. Keep him secured in your yard or home. Use a leash when out on a walk and when you take your dog to the vet or groomer. Do not let your pet ride loose in the back of a pickup truck. Make sure he wears a collar with an ID tag and is microchipped in case he loses his collar.
Training – Behavioral problems are the #1 reason that dogs are surrendered to shelters. Obedience training is very important to help your dog learn what you expect of him.
**We caution against the use of over-the-counter flea control products, as some have proven to be toxic to cats.**
Veterinary Services for Dogs
It is important that your dog be vaccinated at all stages of her life. We recommend several vaccines for your dog including Distemper/Parvo, Parainfluenza and Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and others like Lymes Disease and Rattlesnake bites. Learn more at Dog Vaccination Services.
There are numerous parasites that can “bug” your dog. Learn more about heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite prevention for your dog at Dog Flea & Parasite Control.
Dental exams, routine use of dental chews, specially designed dental-health diets and professional dental scaling/polishing are important for a healthy mouth. Learn more at Dental Care for Dogs.
Expert guidance on your dog’s nutrition and weight management. Whether you’re trying to control obesity in your dog or simply trying to ensure the best nutritional balance for your specific breed, our veterinary staff can help. Learn more at Nutrition & Weight Management for Dogs.
Spaying or neutering your dog will help prevent overpopulation. Spaying/neutering also provides other benefits for your pet. Learn more at Dog Spraying/Neutering.
We have specially priced senior diagnostic packages to help you manage the health of your senior dog. Learn more at Senior Care for Dogs.