Full Service Animal Hospital Serving Denver & Thonton Colorado Denver Thornton Veterinarians 80221 Serving Westminster | Broomfield | Brighton | Commerce City | Lakewood | Northglenn | Arvada | Berkley | Henderson
Providing Quality, Affordable Veterinary Care to Denver & Thornton
8395 Elati Street    Denver, CO 80221   Phone: 303-429-6594
Veterinary Hospital Websites LLC © 2019 All Rights Reserved   All Images & Content Subject to Copyright IE Reg. #542539
MON - FRI  8:00 am - 6:00 pm SAT  9:00 am - 3:00 pm SUN  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellness Plans Home Services Pet Dentistry Lifestage Care Wellness Plans Meet Our Staff Our Community Discount Coupons Contact Us

Parasite Prevention

Fleas and ticks are troublesome parasites of the skin. Flea and tick prevention is important because not only can they cause problems with the skin, but they possess the ability to transmit a number of diseases to the pet. Fortunately, there are many safe and highly effective products available through your veterinarian that can treat and prevent flea and tick infestations. Regular use of one of these products can effectively prevent fleas and ticks from becoming a problem for your pet. It may be tempting to purchase an over the counter product for your pet's protection, but be cautious since many of these products can have serious side effects if used improperly and may have limited effectiveness.
The most common intestinal parasites in pets include hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and coccidia. All of these organisms possess the ability to cause illness in your pet. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and poor overall condition; although parasites can affect your animal's health long before you notice any symptoms. Additionally, roundworms, hookworms and some tapeworms are "zoonotic" parasites, which means that they can also infect humans. It is for these reasons that you should contact your veterinarian to check on setting up a routine testing schedule and monthly preventatives.
Year-round Flea and Tick Prevention is necessary to prevent transmission of disease. The flea you see today came from an egg 3-8 weeks ago. Every flea lays an average of 20-30 eggs PER DAY. These fall off your pet into the environment,  therefore you must treat the environment for at least 3-8 weeks.
If mosquitoes are biting you, chances are they're biting your pet too, so you need to protect him from heartworm disease. Preventive medications cause few side effects, combine heartworm prevention with other parasite barriers, and come in convenient once-a-month doses.  Heartworms are easy to prevent in dogs and cats by a simple monthly pill or topical, however, very dangerous and costly to treat once the pet gets heartworms.
Receive Free Heartworm Test With Purchase of 1-Year of Heartworm Preventative Click For Coupon
Denver Thornton Veterinarians 80221 Serving Westminster | Broomfield |Commerce City | Lakewood | Northglenn | Arvada | Berkley Henderson
Providing Quality Affordable Veterinary Care to Denver & Thornton
8395 Elati Street    Denver, CO 80221   Phone: 303-429-6594
Veterinary Hospital Websites Ireland, Ltd   © 2019 All Rights Reserved   All Images & Content Subjct to Copyright IE Reg. #542539
MENU
Parasite Prevention
Fleas and ticks are troublesome parasites of the skin. Flea and tick prevention is important because not only can they cause problems with the skin, but they possess the ability to transmit a number of diseases to the pet. Fortunately, there are many safe and highly effective products available through your veterinarian that can treat and prevent flea and tick infestations. Regular use of one of these products can effectively prevent fleas and ticks from becoming a problem for your pet. It may be tempting to purchase an over the counter product for your pet's protection, but be cautious since many of these products can have serious side effects if used improperly and may have limited effectiveness.
The most common intestinal parasites in pets include hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and coccidia. All of these organisms possess the ability to cause illness in your pet. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and poor overall condition; although parasites can affect your animal's health long before you notice any symptoms. Additionally, roundworms, hookworms and some tapeworms are "zoonotic" parasites, which means that they can also infect humans. It is for these reasons that you should contact your veterinarian to check on setting up a routine testing schedule and monthly preventatives.
Year-round Flea and Tick Prevention is necessary to prevent transmission of disease. The flea you see today came from an egg 3-8 weeks ago. Every flea lays an average of 20-30 eggs PER DAY. These fall off your pet into the environment,  therefore you must treat the environment for at least 3-8 weeks.
If mosquitoes are biting you, chances are they're biting your pet too, so you need to protect him from heartworm disease. Preventive medications cause few side effects, combine heartworm prevention with other parasite barriers, and come in convenient once-a-month doses.  Heartworms are easy to prevent in dogs and cats by a simple monthly pill or topical, however, very dangerous and costly to treat once the pet gets heartworms.
Receive Free Heartworm Test With Purchase of 1-Year of Heartworm Preventative Click For Coupon