Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services

Pet Parasite Prevention

Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital offers comprehensive parasite prevention services to protect your furry friend from harmful parasites. From heartworm testing to flea and tick prevention, we are committed to safeguarding your pet against parasitic infestations.

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Understanding Pet Parasites

Parasites are organisms that live on or inside another organism (the host) and derive nutrients at the host’s expense. In pets, parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms can cause various health problems, from skin irritation and discomfort to life-threatening conditions. Preventing parasite infestations is essential for maintaining your pet’s health and quality of life.

Our Parasite Prevention Services

Heartworm Testing

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that infect pets’ heart, lungs, and blood vessels. We offer heartworm testing to detect the presence of heartworms in your pet’s bloodstream. Early detection allows for prompt treatment and prevents the progression of the disease.

Heartworm Preventives

Heartworm preventives are medications that help protect your pet from heartworm infection. These preventive treatments are administered monthly and are highly effective in preventing heartworm disease when used consistently. Our veterinary team will recommend the most appropriate preventive product based on your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

Flea and Tick Preventives

Fleas and ticks cause discomfort and irritation to pets and can also transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis. We offer a variety of flea and tick preventives, including topical treatments, oral medications, and collars, to keep your pet free from these pests. Our preventives are safe, easy to administer, and provide long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks.

When to Seek Parasite Prevention for Your Pet

Parasite prevention should be a year-round priority for all pets, regardless of age or lifestyle. However, certain factors may increase your pet’s risk of parasite exposure, such as spending time outdoors, interacting with other animals, or living in areas with a high prevalence of parasites. It’s essential to consult with our veterinary team to develop a customized parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet’s specific needs and circumstances.

Protect Your Pet with Parasite Prevention

Don’t wait until your pet is infested with parasites to take action. Contact Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital in Plano, TX, today to schedule a parasite prevention consultation for your pet. Together, we can ensure that your pet remains happy, healthy, and parasite-free for years to come.