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

“You have always treated her exceptionally well, and despite her being so “special” she loved all of you and you loved her back.”

Jim and Rosalee, Granby

“The good folks at Riverbend get all the stars! We can’t thank them enough for their expertise, care and kindness.”

Heather and Jessica, South Hadley

“You and your staff have taken these frightening experiences and helped comfort us through these surgeries.”

Jim and Susan, Springfield

“Sage would never have made it to fifteen with comfort and dignity had it not been for your caring and compassionate help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Maureen & Rollie, Warren

“The communication, education and attention given to the pet owners before, during and after the surgery is so appreciated by our family.”

Lee Ann, Union, CT