Preventing disease is the key to achieving and maintaining good health in our animal companions. While we can certainly address any existing health problems your pet has, we also want to make sure they have what they need to be protected against future illnesses. Routine wellness exams are the best way for us to monitor your pet’s health, screen for disease, and treat problems while they are still in their infancy.
At Daleville Animal Hospital, we recommend seeing your pet at least once a year for a full checkup. We want to ensure that they are in top condition, but we also want to use this time to answer your questions and offer recommendations to improve their care.
Why It’s Important to Protect Your Pet from Parasites
Parasites are one of the most common health threats to our pets, and they are an ongoing problem. Here in Daleville, we see all kinds of pests—mosquitoes, heartworms, ticks, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, giardia, and more. They’re just about everywhere, and they can cause various health problems in both animals and humans.
Some of the parasite-related issues we treat include:
- Heartworm disease
- Intestinal parasites (hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms)
- Flea allergies
The only way to prevent infestations and reduce the risk of parasite-borne diseases is to invest in your pet’s ongoing protection. Daleville Animal Hospital carries a wide variety of pest preventatives to keep infestations at bay and prevent the diseases and symptoms parasites can cause.