Parasite Prevention and Treatment at NEK Veterinary Services
As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to choose a trustworthy and experienced vet for your pet. It can be difficult to choose the right vet that offers a combination of compassion, experience, and skills. Allow us at NEK Veterinary Services of Hiawatha to make sure your decision easier. We have been delivering excellent veterinary services to residents of Hiawatha and surrounding locations for years. The services we offer at our facility include pet dental exams, routine wellness exams, vaccinations, pet surgery, spay and neuter services, preventative care, urgent care, pet eye care, grooming, microchipping, and more. In addition, one of the services we offer at our facility is parasite prevention and treatment for pets.
Understanding Our Parasite Prevention and Treatment
Parasites can live on or inside the host animal, getting their nutrition from the animal's body. Therefore, keeping your pet protected against parasites is vital for his or her health and wellness. Any pet can suffer from parasites, but certain types of pets are more vulnerable to parasite infections than others. A combination of preventative care, thorough regular checkups by our vets, and ongoing vigilance in keeping the pet healthy is the key to parasite prevention.
A pet can get parasites from other infected pets through contact with bodily fluids or feces of infected pets. The pet can also get parasites from drinking contaminated water, getting bitten by an infected mosquito, or through direct contact with the parasites. The most common types of external parasites include fleas, ticks, skin mites, and ear mites. The inner parasites include giardia, heartworm, and intestinal worms.
At NEK Veterinary Services, we can diagnose and treat parasite infestation. Internal parasites are most commonly treated with medications, while external parasites are treated with topical products. Any illness or disease as a result of parasites will require veterinary treatment.
We highly recommend that you take all preventive measures for your pets to minimize their chances of an infestation. At NEK Veterinary Services, we can identify risk factors for developing parasites in your pet and guide you on how to best prevent parasites. We can also advise you on the best products and medications that can assist in parasite prevention for your pet.
Contact Us for Parasite Prevention from Our Veterinarians in Hiawatha
To schedule a consultation with our experienced veterinarians at NEK Veterinary Services, you can call us or use our website to get in touch. Our website also contains several useful resources, including information about us, our services, veterinary topics, a new patient center, and more. Our veterinary staff is committed to providing the professional care your pet needs to stay healthy and happy. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.