Heartworm and Flea Prevention

The Pet Veterinary Clinic in Tyler, TX, is one of the leading veterinary practices in East Texas. We can take care of all the veterinary needs your pet may have. We often see pets that have problems with parasites like fleas and heartworm, so our staff members have a great deal of experience treating pets with such conditions. However, it's best to prevent parasites in the first place. We can give your pet an exam and prescribe him/her heartworm or flea prevention medicine. Read on to learn more about heartworm and flea prevention at our veterinary clinic in Tyler, TX.


Routine Exams

The first and the most important step to prevent heartworm and flea infestation is a routine exam. This will let us know if your pet already has heartworm or fleas. If he does, we will treat them to take care of the problem quickly. Even if your pet doesn't have an infestation, we strongly recommend preventative heartworm and flea medications. 

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm prevention is very important for dogs of all ages, particularly in East Texas. Heartworm rarely occurs in cats, but it is quite common in dogs that are not on preventative medicine. This is why we recommend that most dogs take preventative heartworm medication. Thankfully, preventative heartworm medication is actually quite effective and available.

Flea Prevention

Fleas often affect cats and dogs alike. If you notice your pet frequently scratches, there is a good chance that s/he has fleas. Even if you don't notice anything, we will examine him/her during routine exam for fleas. We recommend flea prevention as topical or oral medicine. Either of these options usually work well for repelling fleas, which can help protect your pet from the diseases that these parasites can carry.

Contact Us Today for an Appointment

Here at the Pet Veterinary Clinic in Tyler, TX, we offer a full range of veterinary services to cats and dogs. One of the most important services that we offer is protection against parasites like heartworm and fleas. Contact us today via phone or email to get more info on our parasite prevention treatments. One of our associates will be happy to give you the info you need. We can also help you make an appointment at a convenient time. Contact us today for an appointment. Our number is 903-630-7385.