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Our Veterinarian in Richmond Explains Pet Parasite Prevention

Our Veterinarian in Richmond Explains Pet Parasite Prevention

Fleas and ticks are a common problem for pets that spend time outdoors. Fleas hide in lawns and wooded areas, waiting to hop a ride on any passing animal. You may not realize you have brought home fleas until you find yourself scratching at your ankles and notice tiny bite marks. Once they are established in your home, it is a difficult matter to eliminate the eggs, nymph and adult fleas from your carpeting and furniture. Ticks can attach themselves to the skin under pets’ fur, where they can cause a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Your veterinarian in Richmond can recommend a variety of flea and tick prevention products to suit your pet’s needs.

Prevention of Internal Parasites

Internal parasites are worms that reproduce in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract. They can prevent pets from getting the nutrition they need from food, can damage the intestinal lining and can make animals very sick. In addition, some intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans. Your vet can provide pet parasite prevention in Richmond, so your dog or cat doesn’t become ill. Veterinarians have a number of effective medications that eliminate internal parasites. Heartworms are another type of internal parasite that is spread through the bite of a mosquito. The worms then reproduce in the animal’s bloodstream. A blood test from your vet in Richmond can detect the presence of heartworms. An infestation of heartworms can endanger your pet’s life. Medications are available to prevent infestations of heartworms.

Let Kindred Care Pet Hospital Be Your Veterinarian in Richmond, TX

Dr. Paul Fidelis and his staff at Kindred Care Pet Hospital work hard to provide superior care for their patients in Richmond and surrounding communities. We offer wellness exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental care, microchipping, spay and neuter services, diagnostic services, nutritional counseling, surgery, oncology and urgent care. Call Kindred Care Pet Hospital today at 281-265-0009 for an appointment to discuss how parasite prevention can protect your pet from serious disease.


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update 03/15/2021: 

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