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Preventative Care

Keeping pets healthy and disease free is crucial for making sure they live long and enjoyable lives. Preventative services would include heartworm, parasite, and flea and tick prevention, as well as having regular wellness exams. Preventative services are usually less expensive and time-consuming than treating sickness or disease. At Pasquotank Animal Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC, we can provide a variety of preventative services to keep your pet happy, healthy, and full of energy. 


What are Fleas and Ticks and Heartworms?

Fleas are tiny insects that survive by feeding on an animal's blood. Ticks are tiny parasites that will also feed on your pet's blood. Fleas and ticks can harm your pet by spreading a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. In severe cases, an animal can get anemia. This may lead to serious disease or even death. 

Heartworms can live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. While dogs are primarily susceptible to this disease, cats can also get it. Lethargy, coughing, and shortness of breath are symptoms of this disease. It can be lethal if left untreated. Fortunately, flea and tick prevention as well as heartworm prevention are relatively easy.

What Is Parasite and Heartworm Prevention?

Parasite prevention and disease prevention methods would include practicing good hygiene, such as keeping your pet well-groomed and cleaning up pet feces quickly. You'll want to keep all the furniture and carpeting that your pet comes in contact with as clean as possible.

A veterinarian can help you prevent parasites by recommending the right kind of preventative methods. We might also recommend a routine heartworm chew or pill for your pet. Visit us to help get parasite prevention for your pet so he can stay happy and healthy.

Visit Us for Heartworm Prevention and Flea and Tick Prevention

At Pasquotank Animal Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC, we treat a variety of conditions including pet allergies, ear infections, skin infections, and pet arthritis. Our veterinarian team offers wellness exams, puppy and kitten care, senior pet care, and spaying and neutering services. 

We can also help you with parasite prevention and heartworm prevention to keep your pet healthy and active for many years. Keeping up with preventative care can save you money as well as spare your pet any unnecessary suffering. Contact us at Pasquotank Animal Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC, to make an appointment today. Call us at (252) 264-3371 for more information.