Delmont Veterinary Hospital

PO Box 398
Delmont, PA 15626

(724)468-8000

www.delmontvethospital.com

Parasite Control: Flea, Tick, & Helminth (Worm) Prophylaxis

Parasite control is an extremely important aspect of your pet’s overall health maintenance program. Parasites such as fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites not only cause discomfort for your pet, but they may also harbor microorganisms that can cause severe diseases, such as:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Cat-Scratch Disease
  • Ehrlichiolis anaplasmosis
  • Haemobartonellosis
  • Lyme Disease

The veterinarians of the Delmont Veterinary Hospital recommend and distribute the following highly effective professional-grade parasite control preventative treatments:

 

For Dogs:

 

 

 

For Cats:

 

 

 

Many of these parasites and diseases are zoonotic (transmissible to humans) as well. The tapeworm life cycle is also coordinated with fleas. Effective prophylaxis and treatment against these health threats are crucial. Fortunately, effective preventative treatments are readily available.

 

If parasite infection is suspected, our staff can provide a definitive diagnosis and treatments for common parasites, as well as the infectious agents that they may have transmitted to your pet. If your pet is being treated for a parasitic infection, you may decide to have your family members tested for infestation by your family doctor. Maintaining the health of your pet is critically important for all members of your family.