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Parasite Prevention

Published on May 11th, 2017

Though most dislike winters that include extreme cold or piles and piles of snow, it does help decrease the amount of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes during the summer. A mild Chicago winter was pleasant, but now it is especially important to get your pet the parasite prevention he or she needs! Fortunately, Portage Park Animal Hospital has a variety of convenient options, from six-month heartworm injections to once a month chewables for flea and tick prevention.

Keep Pets Safe

Even with indoor cats, it is easy for pets to come in contact with parasites. Heartworms are passed through mosquitoes, and how many times has a mosquito gotten into your home? Here at Portage Park, we want to ensure that every pet is safe from these parasites, as they can be extremely dangerous. Additionally, fleas, ticks, and heartworms are all easily prevented. However, once they have contracted the parasite, treatment is not nearly as simple.

Your pet, even an indoor one, is at risk for contracting a variety of parasites. Not only are they extremely painful for your pet, they are also difficult for you to see. Heartworms, in particular, can stay in your pets’ bodies for more than a year without showing any symptoms. With a heartworm preventative, you can help your pet stay healthy!

Contact Portage Park Animal Hospital

Currently, we are running promotions on our flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives just in time for warmer weather. We want to make sure that your pet is ready for an active summer! Our veterinarian can discuss with you the best preventative option for your pet, whether an indoor cat or a dog that loves to go hiking with you. Save money with our great promotions, and call Portage Park Animal Hospital today!

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