Parasite Prevention

Pet Parasite Prevention in Coronado, CA

At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we understand the love and care you pour into your pets. That's why we're dedicated to providing comprehensive, year-round parasite prevention to keep them healthy and safe. Our privately-owned animal hospital is equipped with the latest in pet healthcare to tackle some of the most common yet preventable conditions affecting our pets: flea infestations, tick-borne illnesses, intestinal parasites, and heartworm disease.

Is your pet safe? Contact us at (619) 435-6281 or schedule an appointment to update their parasite protection!

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Flea Prevention and Control

Flea Prevention And Control

Fleas are tiny nuisances that can bring a lot of discomfort and health problems to your pets and into your home. Hot spots, dermatitis, tapeworms, and even anemia are some conditions your pet might experience due to a flea infestation. Given that an adult female flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day, it's clear why preventing an infestation is much easier than trying to eliminate it after the fact!

Wondering how to tell if your pet has fleas? Keep an eye out for excessive itching and scratching. You can also spot fleas by looking for tiny black specks, known as "flea dirt," in their fur. These specks are flea feces and will turn red when wet, as they are made from your pet's blood.

It's vital to ensure that all pets in your household are protected, as fleas can easily move from one animal to another. At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we offer a range of flea control treatments and preventives. Our team is here to recommend the best solutions for your pets, their living environment, and your budget.

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Tick Management

At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we also emphasize the importance of tick prevention to protect your pets and family from tick-borne diseases like Ehrlichia and anaplasma. Ticks can attach to any part of your pet’s body, often going unnoticed in less visible areas. We offer effective solutions, including topical treatments, oral medications, and tick collars, to keep these pests at bay. It’s essential to regularly check your pet for ticks, especially after outdoor activities in areas known for ticks. Our team is ready to guide you on the best preventive measures and safe tick removal techniques.

Heartworm Prevention

The incidence of heartworm disease is on the rise nationwide. Transmitted by a single mosquito bite, heartworm can cause significant damage to your pet's heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Sadly, many pets don't show symptoms until the disease has progressed, making it even more crucial to focus on prevention.

Heartworm disease can lead to symptoms such as coughing, fatigue, weight loss, and a swollen abdomen in advanced stages. While dogs can undergo treatment for heartworm, it's costly and can take a toll on their health. Unfortunately, there's no treatment available for cats, which makes prevention all the more critical.

If your pet is new to heartworm preventatives, they'll need a heartworm test before starting a preventive regimen. Our experienced veterinarians are here to guide you through the process and ensure your pet stays protected against these and other pests.

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Enhance Your Pet's Protection Today

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Ready to safeguard your pet against fleas, ticks, and heartworms? Contact Coronado Veterinary Hospital today at (619) 435-6281 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our preventive care options.