Pet Parasite Prevention

Protection against pests such as fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites is crucial for your pet’s health.

Pet Parasite Prevention in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Parasites are far more than just a nuisance; they can make your pet extremely uncomfortable and even cause several different types of illnesses, like flea allergy, dermatitis, tick-borne diseases, heartworm disease, and intestinal parasite infestations. Baseline Animal Hospital can evaluate your pet to determine the best type of prevention medication.

Stay Alert for Signs of Trouble

Make a habit of checking your pet’s body for signs of flea or tick infestation. Fleas are typically black or dark brown and move rapidly through your pet’s fur. Their excrement resembles small specks of pepper. Ticks resemble tiny spiders, but they have six legs. They can be small, but when attached to your pet, they appear like dark kernels of corn. Intestinal parasites are sometimes visible in your pet’s stool, appearing as short rice-like segments or long spaghetti-like worms. Other internal parasites are invisible to the naked eye but may cause coughing or loose stools. If you notice any of these signs of pet parasites, promptly contact us to seek treatment for your pet.

Prevent Problems at Home

When you take your dog or cat outdoors, it’s advisable to comb through their fur before allowing them back inside. Part the fur to check for ticks as well. Be sure to wash your pet’s blankets regularly and maintain a clean home to eliminate any flea eggs and larvae that might have found their way inside. Treatment for intestinal parasites usually requires medication, which can be obtained through us.

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How Our Veterinarians Can Assist

Please schedule an appointment with our veterinarians for a pet care visit. During this visit, our vet will discuss parasite prevention options for your dog or cat. Typically, this involves providing monthly medication to your pet. Flea and tick medication helps eradicate existing pests and prevent new ones from infesting your pet. This can be administered topically or as a chewable treat. Intestinal parasites also require treatment to prevent them from causing harm. Our veterinarian can provide medication to address various types of parasite infestations.

Contact Our Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
If you have a dog or cat and are interested in parasite prevention and treatment, reach out to Baseline Animal Hospital to get started. Our veterinary team is available to answer any questions related to pet parasites, as well as other medical, grooming, and boarding services. Call our office today at (909) 987-4788 to learn more about our practice and the available treatment options for pet parasites.

Parasite Prevention Help With Baseline Animal Hospital

When it comes to controlling pet parasites, you can count on us to provide you with the right type of medication for your pet and advice on how to keep your pet & family healthy.

For more information on our flea and tick prevention services or to schedule another type of service, like your pet’s yearly wellness examination, call us at (909) 987-4788 today.