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Parasite Prevention

At Village Veterinary Hospital in La Jolla, we understand the importance of protecting your pet from parasites. Our comprehensive parasite prevention services are designed to keep your furry friend safe from harmful pests and the diseases they carry.

The Dangers of Parasites for Pets

Parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms can pose serious health risks to your pet. In addition to causing discomfort and irritation, parasites can transmit diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated. By implementing a proactive parasite prevention plan, you can help safeguard your pet's health and well-being.

Common parasite prevention methods may include:

  • Flea and Tick Prevention: We offer topical, oral, and collar-based flea and tick preventatives to keep your pet protected from these common pests.
  • Heartworm Prevention: Monthly heartworm preventatives are available to protect your pet from heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Intestinal Parasite Prevention: Regular deworming treatments can help prevent intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
  • Tick-Borne Disease Prevention: In addition to tick preventatives, we may recommend testing for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis.
  • Outdoor and Travel Recommendations: We will provide guidance on additional parasite prevention measures for pets who spend time outdoors or travel to areas with higher parasite risks.

Schedule Your Pet's Parasite Prevention Consultation Today

Don't wait until your pet is suffering from parasites to seek veterinary care. Schedule a parasite prevention consultation at Village Veterinary Hospital today and take proactive steps to protect your pet's health. Contact us to book your pet's appointment or to learn more about our parasite prevention services.