What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious disease caused by parasites that can result in severecomplications, including death, for cats and dogs. Heartworm disease has been found in dogs and cats throughout the nation and is primarily transmitted from domestic and wild canines, domestic cats, non-domesticated cats, ferrets, and mosquitos.

It is crucial to keep pets away from mosquitos and address mosquito bites immediately with veterinary care to prevent the development of this lethal disease. Heartworm disease can develop quit rapidly, a mere two or so month after the initial infection. Once the heartworms reach the animal’s vital organs, the disease becomes very difficult to treat.

Flea & Tick Control

In the Southeast, contracting fleas is a common problem for dogs and cats. Adult fleas are prolific and can hatch as many as sixty eggs in one day. Once the eggs are laid, the fleas quickly develop into larva, pupa, and then finally adult fleas. Prior to adulthood, the fleas develop in the pets’ environment. When the fleas finally reach adulthood, they begin to interact with your pets. The process of getting rid of fleas means treating your pet and achieving and maintaining a flea-free environment.

Both fleas and ticks may be transmitted among mammals and from environment to animal. A pet can acquire fleas or ticks from various places – dog parks, walks through the woods, yards, verandas, or in interaction with other animals. If fleas are present on your shoes or clothes, you can even be the source of transmission to your pet. The effects of flea and tick infections can range from minor to serious effects. Ticks can bring Lyme’s disease, a progressively debilitating and lethal illness. Both fleas and ticks can cause loss of hair, anemia, skin rashes and infections, and itching and can carry dangerous parasites like tapeworms.