Parasite Prevention at Marietta Animal Hospital

At Marietta Animal Hospital, we offer a full range of veterinary services including routine medical care, vaccinations, surgery, dental care, spaying, and neutering, behavioral and nutritional consulting. Our team is passionate about animals, and Marietta Animal Hospital has established itself as a trusted animal hospital in Jacksonville, FL. One of the services we offer is guidance on parasite prevention for your pet.

What Is Parasite Prevention?

If left untreated, parasites can lead to serious illnesses and even death. Common pet parasites include external parasites such as ticks and fleas, and internal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, and heartworms, which live in the lungs and hearts of pets. As you can imagine, prevention is better than treatment when it comes to parasites. The symptoms of parasites vary based on the species of pet and type of parasite, so symptoms may be difficult to recognize at first. Our veterinarian will examine your pet for parasites and provide treatment correspondingly.

How Can a Veterinarian Help with Parasite Prevention?

As a first step, our veterinarian will perform a complete assessment of your pet’s health. A preventive care plan may include vaccinations, lifestyle changes, medications, grooming requirements, and more.

For internal parasites, laboratory testing may be necessary. Typically, a fecal analysis is performed to check if the pet is suffering from any parasite-related conditions. We recommend regular veterinary visits for complete parasite checkups and to get a parasite prevention plan specific to the needs of your pet.

For external or internal parasites, proper nutrition and grooming are extremely important. Many pet owners look over the counter medication as a first step in trying to avoid a visit to a veterinary clinic. We highly recommend you take no chances with the health of your beloved pet. Over-the-counter medication is limited in its effectiveness and may lead to serious side-effects.

Veterinarian in Jacksonville

At Marietta Animal Hospital, we have years of experience providing residents of Jacksonville, FL, and the surrounding areas with reliable parasite prevention services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (904) 783-2574.