Parasite Control for Dogs & Cats
De Anza Veterinary Clinic offers education on a number of Parasite Control Programs. The most common parasites pets deal with are fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. Internal parasites (such as worms) are also capable of causing severe illness in pets. It is imperative that owners use one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from these parasites in order to maintain their pet’s health.
Our staff and veterinarians will help you choose the correct product based on your pets risk factors and health status.
New customers? Get a 50% discount on your initial pet exam. Existing clients ask about our Annual Care Checkup Special.
In addition, because of the damages posed by intestinal parasites to both pets and people, all dogs and cats should have at least one fecal examination per year to test for intestinal parasites (e.g., roundworms, hookworms, Giardia). There are specific treatments available for pets with GI (gastrointestinal) parasites.
Our hospital offers and encourages Preventive Medicine Services through the use of special “Early Disease Detection/Wellness” programs for adult and senior dogs. Because pets are living longer, they are experiencing increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome. These programs recommend twice yearly exams by a veterinarian in order to detect any changes or illness in pets as they age. In addition to a physical examination, other diagnostic tests (laboratory work, urinalysis, fecal exam, x-rays, etc) are often recommended if a problem is detected. We will help you choose the tests that are appropriate for your dog.