Identifying External Pet Parasites

Dog scratching itself behind the ears.

When you committed to care for your dog or cat, you didn’t vow to care for any tagalongs that might come with them. Taking care of external pet parasites is a big part of your pet’s wellness program. Don’t worry, that’s part of our job at True Care Veterinary Hospital

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How to Prevent Heartworms in Dogs & Cats

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The topic of pet parasite prevention is a hot one during the spring and summer, but not so much in the middle of what’s starting to feel like a very long winter. However, because of the heartworm life cycle (which includes a 6-month incubation period), pets who stop their medication are at risk year-round.

There are over 20 types of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, and they’re all active at different times of the year. Fortunately, heartworm prevention is highly effective and is something that can be observed 365 days a year!

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