Parasite Prevention And Treatment In McKinney, TX

About Parasite Prevention and Treatment

Parasites are common health concerns that can cause a great deal of misery for both dogs and cats. In most cases, parasites are preventable through routine veterinary care.

At Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX, Dr. Hunter Finn offers prevention and treatment for the following types of parasites:

  • Fleas: As the most common parasites, fleas are wingless insects that live, feed, and mate on your cat or dog. If your pet is frequently scratching its skin and has irritated, red scabs, it's possible that fleas could be present.
  • Ticks: Ticks are crawling insects that feed and lay eggs on your dog or cat. There are many different types of ticks, but they're most commonly found in high grass or wooded areas. Ticks can cause a great deal of skin itching and irritation.
  • Heartworm: Most common in dogs, heartworm is spread through mosquito bites, leading to footlong worms that develop in the heart. While heartworm is a more complex problem to treat, it is very preventable.

Schedule a visit to our vet clinic in McKinney, TX to learn more about parasite prevention and treatments for your pet.

How Parasite Prevention and Treatment Works

In the initial stages of a parasite, you may not even know your pet has a problem. However, an infestation of fleas or ticks can lead to serious health issues for your pet and even put your family members at risk, so preventive care is essential.

At Pet Method in McKinney, TX, we offer both preventive measures, as well as treatments for heartworm, fleas, and ticks. Dr. Finn can provide parasite testing to determine whether your pet has contracted a parasite. From there, the appropriate treatment will be provided. Based on your pet's needs and lifestyle, we will provide a parasite prevention program that may include oral medications, such as heartworm medicine, and any recommendations to treat your home environment.

Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention in McKinney, TX

When it comes to treating and preventing parasites, the team at Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX, is here to help. Taking preventive measures not only protects the health of your pet but can save you time and money in the long run. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Finn at our office by calling (469) 581-8609, to receive prevention guidance or treatment.