Parasite Prevention & Treatment

Parasite prevention and treatment is an integral part of heading
off many common diseases that adversely affect both animal and human health.

Some of the many diseases transmitted by external parasites (fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes) include Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, and Bartonella (Cat Scratch Fever). Preventive treatments for heartworm, fleas and ticks are proven safe and effective to reduce the risk of diseases to pets when given monthly all year round.

Internal parasites (hookworms, roundworms, giardia, tapeworms) likewise cause serious disease, most commonly of the gastrointestinal tract. Fecal exams as well as some blood tests are done regularly in our clinic to identify internal (gastrointestinal) parasites. Once identified, internal parasites may be treated with the appropriate anthelmintics.

Pets and Parasites

“If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy dog in it.”

Norman Rockwell, artist

“Thank you so much for the love and care you give to the animals and the humans of our family.”

Beth, Northampton

“Two bum knees is not a fair hand to be dealt. After her surgeries, Ivy now tears across the yard!”

Dave, Wilbraham

“We want to thank you for the excellent care you have provided Arlo. Everyone is kind, compassionate and professional. We are grateful for your expert care for our wonderful dog.”

Denise and Bob, Greenfield

“Just a little note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care that you gave to Cooper and us. Everyone was so kind, caring and thoughtful that it put us at ease immediately.”

Sue and Jim, Springfield