Protect Your Pet from Parasites

Protect Your Pet from Parasites at Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C in Johnston, IA

You love your pet, and you want to protect them from anything that could cause them harm. Our Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston, IA veterinary office is here to help.

What is Heartworm Disease? Is There Heartworm Treatment?

Heartworm disease is serious and can be fatal for pets (especially dogs, cats, and ferrets). Heartworms can cause heart failure, lung disease, and other health issues. Heartworms are parasites, and they're spread through mosquito bites. While there is a treatment for heartworm disease, it's much easier (and less expensive) to prevent than it is to treat. Your local veterinary office will be able to provide you with heartworm prevention medication.

What Other Parasites do I Need to Worry About?

Ticks are also an important concern for all pets. Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their host, and they can spread disease, such as Lyme's disease, in the process. It's important to note that while animals that spend time outside are most likely to get bitten by ticks, indoor animals are also at risk, as ticks can enter the house through other animals, through small cracks (especially in entryway areas) and through clinging to clothing. There are also parasites that can enter and grow in your pet's digestive tract.

What About Tick Prevention?

Just like with heartworm disease, tick bites are much easier to prevent than they are to treat. Your local veterinary office can help you find a solution to keep your pet safe from ticks. Typically, this is done with a topical or oral medication that is administered once every month. In addition to regular medicine, you'll want to make sure that you check your pet for ticks each time they spend time outdoors. This can be done by combing through the fur carefully with a metal comb.

Contact Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston, IA Today!

As a caring pet mom or dad, you only want the best for your fluffy friend. Set up an appointment today at Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. to find out how to keep your pet safe from heartworms and ticks. Call us today at (515) 270-2240.

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Monday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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Sunday
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