We Offer Quality Heartworm Treatment and Tick Prevention in Casper
Protect your dog or cat from heartworm disease with us at Westside Animal Hospital. We see the debilitating effects of heartworms and tick born disease every week here in our Casper veterinary hospital. What makes it worse when there is an animal suffering is knowing that many times it is preventable and the dog or cat did not have to deal with the side effects of their tick bite at all. Since tick bites and heartworms can be fatal in some cases preventative measures are vital. Do not worry though, just bring your pet in for an appointment for preventative care and heartworm tests with us.
Heartworm and Tick Facts You Never Knew You Needed to Know.
- Mammals get heartworms from mosquito bites. The term heartworm literally refers to tiny little parasites that actually look like worms. They infect mosquitoes who in turn bite and infect their host.
- Heartworms are more than an inconvenience, they are deadly in time and cause extreme discomfort for your dog meanwhile.
- Adult heartworms, unlike their microscopic larva, can grow up to 12 inches long, and enjoy making their homes in a mammal's heart, lungs, and other vital organs!
- While heartworms are only transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks can also carry tiny parasites as well. Getting bit is bad enough, the idea of your dog's parasite transmitting their own parasite is worse by far. Tick born disease can affect both pets and humans so prevention is vital.
- Preventative measures are possible, just take your pet in for a visit, and we will vaccinate them and administer any parasitic control needed to keep them and you healthy and happy.
For More Information About Heartworms, Tick Born Diseases, and Other Pet Parasites Bring Your Pet In For Their Heartworm Treatment and Tick Prevention Appointment.
Now that you know how dangerous these parasites can be to your pets, and even yourself, schedule an appointment for heartworm and tick prevention and heartworm treatment at Westside Animal Hospital. We serve the community of Casper with quality veterinary care for all of your furry family members. Remember that preventing parasitic disease in your pet will prolong their comfortable years, and also protect your family from ticks. Call us today for an appointment, (307) 472-5600!