Have you ever tried to walk across the beach barefoot on a very hot day? After the first few steps, you probably set a new speed record as you sprinted to the water, or maybe you gave in and put o ...View Article
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No doubt your pets love the warmer weather that comes with the season. Unfortunately, so do many parasites. As your pets spend more time outdoors, their risk of exposure is increased. To provide you with current topics relevant to your family's loved ones and the South Texas area, we have compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful.
Fleas and ticks: These parasites are not only a nuisance to
your pet, but they can carry diseases that are transmissible to humans!
While they may not have completely disappeared in the Winter, they will
become more of a problem as the weather heats up. We carry a variety of
products to kill and control these pests. Click here for more information on these parasites provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Heartworms: Mosquitoes are another parasite that are
ever-present in the area, making heartworm disease a concern all year.
Both dogs and cats can become infected with heartworms. And though
mosquitoes are a major problem here, be aware that cases of heartworms
have been noted in all 50 states. Fortunately, this disease can be
easily prevented. If your dog is not on heartworm prevention, please
stop by or schedule a heartworm test and exam. We can then discuss
which preventative is right for you. The American Heartworm Association
provides information on heartworms in dogs and cats.