When you regularly schedule your pet for checkups from their veterinarian, you are not only monitoring for new or recurring health problems, but you are also helping to ward off common health nuisances. Fleas, ticks, heartworms, and other pests and parasites are all too common in household pets. They can be contracted from the pet's environment, or from other animals. While in most cases, these are merely nuisances that cause discomfort to your pet, some cases can cause long-lasting health problems, even death in your pet. Luckily, such pests and parasites can be easily preventable.
Your vet at East Shore Veterinary Services can talk about preventative measures against fleas, ticks, and heartworm to protect your pet against infection. There are a number of combination medicines available that can be given to your pet on a monthly basis. Being diligent about preventative care will not only keep your pet comfortable, but could also save their life! During your pet's checkup, vets will also look for signs of fleas, ticks, or heartworms, and can offer treatment to any active infections. Should any sign of infection be discovered, your pet can be quickly treated, with care taken to prevent any future infections.