Protecting Your Pet From Parasites

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Protecting your pet from parasites and the life-threatening illnesses they can cause is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. For pets living in Dunwoody, and indeed all of the Metro Atlanta area, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are a must—especially if your pet spends time outdoors. These tiny parasites can cause big trouble for pets, and preventing an infection is often easier and more cost effective than treatment after the fact.

Fleas and Ticks

Depending on your pet’s lifestyle and breed, our veterinarians recommend seasonal flea and tick preventives for all pets. This is especially important if your pet spends any time outdoors, be it in the city or the wilds beyond. Fleas and ticks can live anywhere a host can be found, and pay no attention to city or county limits.

Heartworms

Year-round heartworm preventives are essential for all pets living in Georgia, be it indoors or out. Heartworms can be extremely contagious and present a variety of health risks for all pets, especially dogs.

Join the Prevention Revolution

At All Creatures Animal Hospital, we prescribe the Revolution™ line of preventives for fleas, ticks, and heartworms. This product is appropriate for all pets needing these types of preventives, with the exception of heartworm prevention in Ferrets.

If your pet is not on the proper preventives for fleas, ticks, and heartworms, or has lapsed in staying current on these medications, please call us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Your pet’s health, and life, depend on it.