Flea & Tick Treatment in Saugus
Protect Your Pet from the Hazards of Parasites
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. To protect your pet from the hazards of parasites, invest in an individualized flea and tick program for your pet in Saugus. Saugus Animal Hospital administers comprehensive parasite prevention and treatment services.
Call (781) 570-5751 now to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
Understand the Dangers of Fleas & Ticks
Parasites are a serious hazard to your pet. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in and damage your pet’s lungs and heart. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny – only the size of a pinhead – so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.
Fortunately, our veterinarians at Saugus Animal Hospital can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of parasites. If needed, we can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members. Let’s work together to protect your pets and family.
Invest in Parasite Testing
Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program.
Our veterinarians can:
- Recommend a schedule for parasite testing
- Discuss the signs of parasites that you can look for at home
- Review ways to control parasites in and around your home
- Discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites
- Recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future
We develop programs for your pet’s specific needs and your own unique environmental situation. Our team can review with you the best ways to control parasites in your house, in your yard, and on your pet.
Call (781) 570-5751 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.
“Everyone is so friendly and professional. Dr. Binder is the best vet ever.”- Leesa B.
“He was so gentle and comfortable with my dog that he wasn’t even shaking, which he usually does at these visits.”- Annette B.
“I have always been treated with care and kindness and most of all my Lucas gets the best from Dr.Binder and his staff. Thank you so much for caring for me and Lucas.”- Felicia D.