Prevention is key.
Fleas, ticks, and heartworm are present in Citrus Heights, and it’s vital to protect your pet. While fleas, ticks, and heartworm can be a serious threat to your pet’s health, Akaal Pet Hospital can help you avert issues and diseases caused by these parasites.
Parasites, and the diseases they carry, can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.
Fleas are small, jumping insects that live off of the blood of animals. They can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis ”severe itching” in pets.
Ticks are external parasites that live off of the bodily fluids of animals. They can carry diseases from one animal to another and are the main cause of the spread of diseases such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Heartworm is a parasite that can live in the heart of dogs and cats. Mosquitoes carry the worm from one infected animal to another. Several hundred worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection from the parasite causes significant damage and can be fatal.
When it comes to your pet’s health, prevention is key.
Your pet’s health is our top priority.
At Akaal Pet Hospital, our team is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! We’re pleased to provide care for the pets of Citrus Heights, Roseville, Granite Bay, and beyond.
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