Heartworm Prevention in Pets
We do not want our pets to be uncomfortable but sometimes they get parasites and bugs that can take a serious toll on their health. Taking care to prevent things in our power to prevent can make a big difference in the overall health of our pets. For those in the Newmarket, ON area, North Yonge Veterinary Hospital offers the comprehensive veterinary care you are looking for.
What Are Heartworms?
Heartworms are parasites that are spread through the bites of infected mosquitos. Heartworms grow and reproduce in the tissues of the heart and multiply to the point that the heart can cease to function. In many cases, the proper preventative care can ensure your pet will not become infected with heartworm. Your veterinarian can show you examples of hearts that are affected by heartworm to better illustrate the parasite and its effects.
Heartworms can be transmitted easily and quickly and can cause serious problems and even death. If your pet does become infected with heartworm, we offer preventative treatment to remove the worms from their body.
You must take the time to make sure your pet is not dealing with ticks to prevent issues like anemia, pain, itching, and more. We offer many kinds of preventive medication to protect your pet from things like fleas, ticks, and other disease-carrying creatures. Your veterinarian will walk you through the proper steps to keep your pet pest-free.
Heartworm Treatment in Newmarket, ON
We love our pets and want to make sure that they are free of anything that might cause them pain or discomfort. If you would like more information about heartworm treatment, parasite prevention, or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (905) 930-0437 or request an appointment online today.