Spring is here and so are the creepy crawlies! Let us help you protect your pets and your family!
Dr. Burmeister and the Staff of Livingston Animal Hospital want you to know that it’s “that time of year” again… Spring has (finally!) arrived along with ticks, fleas, heartworm and other unwanted parasites… for more information (including links to graphic parasite videos), visit our webpage HERE … But – Be warned – if you have a bug phobia, these may NOT be for you!
Parasites can transmit serious diseases and cause severe long term damage to those affected. Annual parasite prevention measures are critical to the health of your pet and should be included on every Pet owner’s Spring “TO DO” List.
At this point last year we had already had Heartworm positive or Lyme Disease positive pets. This year thanks to everyone’s diligence in protecting their pets with heartworm, flea, and tick preventatives we have not had a positive case yet. With your help we can keep all your pets and your family safe.
What can Livingston Animal Hospital do to protect your pet?
It is much easier, safer and more cost effective to prevent parasites than it is to treat the diseases they cause. For example, Heartworm prevention for a small dog can cost as little as $48 for 6 months protection but if your pet becomes infected with heartworm, the treatment costs upward of $1,500 and involves multiple hospital trips.
Prevention is easy! There are now several options available that are safe and effective for preventing heartworm, fleas, ticks and stomach worms. Protection can be as simple as giving a tasty, chewable pill or applying a small vial of topical medication once per month. All it takes is a few drops of blood to screen your pet for Heartworm and Lyme disease exposure.
Please ensure that your pet is protected and that you are well informed! Call Livingston Animal Hospital at (905) 309-9600 – any of our team will be happy to answer your questions or to book an appointment for your pet.
Click HERE to go to the Parasite Information Section on our website – be warned – graphic parasite videos included!