In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you don’t want to forget essential preventive health care treatments for your pets. Preventive health care will save you and your pet from needless suffering and spending more money for treatment if a condition or disease progresses.

Below is information about common conditions and the best ways to prevent them.

Heartworm: Transmitted by mosquitoes, this condition can be fatal to cats and dogs, causing heart failure if left untreated. Treatment can be costly and physically taxing for pets. Therefore, preventive year-round medication is the safer, more affordable route to take.

Heartworm Prevention

  • Injectable, oral, topical options
  • Use by prescription only — beware of internet store options that offer medication without prescription
  • If a pet owner stops preventive treatment and then resumes when the pet has contracted heartworms, this could take a dangerous physical toll on the pet.
  • It’s important to test after the pet is off the preventive medication as well as annually in order to ensure the pet is negative for heartworm disease.

Fleas and ticks: Fleas live indoors in the winter, burrowing under baseboards and contributing to itching in pets. Ticks are prolific at spreading such diseases as Lyme and Ehrlichiosis.

Flea and Tick Prevention

  • Year round
  • Injectable, oral, topical options
  • Best quality strength medication is available at the veterinarian’s office, not over the counter.
  • If you find a tick, contact your vet for proper care and tick removal.
  • Tick preventives also prevent fleas.

Visit Your Veterinarian

Staying ahead of these issues will not only save you money; it will also save you and your pet needless suffering. Treating your pet and home after infection and/or infestation is a daunting task. Preventive care is the way to go!

Pet Wellness Clinics is here to help with two new locations opening up:

We offer telemedicine and curbside visits, and our Pet Prime Membership provides preventive care at an affordable cost. Take advantage of our offers today! Your furry friends will be glad you did.

Your pets deserve the best veterinary care possible