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Parasite Prevention




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Parasites can cause trouble for our pets throughout the year–even in during the colder months! Fortunately, proper flea, tick and heartworm prevention can protect your pet from parasitic diseases, which can wreak havoc on their health. Common parasites we see in dogs and cats include:

  • Heartworms
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Roundworms
  • Ear mites
  • Coccidia
  • Giardia
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Tapeworms

Fleas and ticks can hitch a ride on your pet when they are exploring the outdoors and find their way into your home. With flea and tick preventives, you can help to prevent these vector-borne diseases:

  • Heartworm disease (mosquitoes)
  • Lyme disease (ticks)
  • Ehrlichiosis (ticks)
  • Anaplasmosis (ticks)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (ticks)
  • Tapeworm (fleas)

Untreated heartworm disease and Lyme disease can be life-threatening for pets. That’s why prevention is the best medicine. While heartworm is certainly treatable, it can still damage your pet’s health and is very costly. Ask our veterinarians and the trusted staff at Heineke Veterinary Hospital for more information and we will be happy to educate you on our in-house preventatives.

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Heineke Veterinary Hospital

US 27 & 5 Orlando Dr.

Alexandria, KY 41001