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We want to thank everyone for their patience over the last several months as we adjust to the new changes due to COVID-19. Just a few reminders for our clients, we are continuing curb side pickup until further notice. Therefore we ask that you only enter the office for appointments. We ask that you continue to wear masks if you are able and please limit the number of family members/friends to 2 per visit. We also want to remind everyone to schedule your pets well in advance for wellness/vaccine appointments as we are now scheduling these appointments out into January and February due to our extremely busy schedule. We recommend scheduling your pet’s wellness appointments up to 6 months in advance to ensure that your pet is getting scheduled in a timely matter that works for your schedule and ours. We appreciate your understanding.
External & Internal Parasites
Adult fleas that you see on your pet are only 5% of the flea infestation in your home and enviornment. 50% of the flea population in your home is made up of the flea eggs, 35% flea larvae, and 10% flea pupae. Adult fleas can live more than 100 days, pupae can survive up to 174 days, and the larval stage usually lasts 5-11 days. Eggs can hatch within 1-10 days.
Each female flea on an untreated pet can lay over 40 eggs per day, meaning that by the time you see a flea, an infestation may already be established in your environment.
Flea infestations can take weeks to resolve and can be expensive to eliminate.
Carpet, bedding, and furniture provide ideal conditions for immature fleas to develop into adults.
You cannot keep your pet from picking up fleas, but you can make sure those fleas are killed quickly and before they reproduce by using monthly preventatives!
In certain areas ticks can be a year-round threat. Even in urban areas, ticks can be brought into your yard by many tick hosts (feral cats, white-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, coyotes, or other wildlife).
To prevent your pets from picking up ticks and catching the diseases they carry, keep them on a monthly preventative!
All it takes is ONE mosquito to transmit heartworms to your beloved family member. Without the monthly administration of a heartworm preventative, your pet could get heartworm disease.
All dogs are at risk for heartworm diease no matter where they live! Once a dog is infected with heartworms, treatment can be expensive, difficult, and unsuccessful. Our clinic had 3 positive heartworm dogs in 2019.
Heartworms live in the heart and lungs of infected dogs. Untreated heartworm infections can be fatal.
Common Intestinal Parasites: