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Posted on 12-01-2016

Pet Parasite Prevention In Los AngelesPet Parasite Prevention In Los Angeles​ from our Los Angeles Veterinarian at Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic through wellness exams, & vaccinations

According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, 2016 has seen record levels of parasite infestations seen throughout the country. At Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians in Los Angeles work tirelessly with pet owners and their pets to promote the importance of pet parasite prevention for keeping all our animal companions safe.

How Can Fleas, Ticks, And Other Parasites Harm My Pet? 

Parasites, including fleas, ticks, and mosquitos, can be found all over the country, including Los Angeles. These critters are known to carry diseases--including Lyme disease and heart worms--which can make your animal very sick. If left untreated, many of diseases can even be life-threatening. Practicing good pet parasite prevention is also good for the whole family, since some flea and tick borne illnesses can be transmitted from animals to humans! 

Top Tips On Pet Parasite Prevention From Our Los Angeles Veterinarian Team

Flea and tick borne illnesses are easier and cheaper to prevent than treat, so allow our Los Angeles veterinarian team to share some helpful tips on how to keep your animals protected from parasites:

  • Keep up a regular preventative pet medication regime. Always give your cat or dog the correct dosage of topic or oral medications to protect your animals against fleas, ticks, and heart worms. 
  • Bring your animal in for a regular pet wellness exam with one of our veterinarians in Los Angeles. Through a thorough physical examination and blood testing, we can ensure that your pet is clear of any parasitic diseases, or, if necessary, initiate treatment as soon as possible. Our vet team can also ensure that your animal is always receiving the correct medication dosage for its size. 
  • Regularly check your cats and dogs for ticks and other parasites, especially if your animals go outside or spend time around other animals.  
  • Maintain a clean living space, including a tidy home and yard, to help prevent bug infestation. 

Is Your Pet Protected? See Our Veterinarians In Beverley Hills For Pet Parasite Prevention Today

We know your pet's health is one of your top priorities, and at Hancock Park Veterinary Clinic, we want to make it easy and affordable to practice good pet parasite prevention! To schedule a pet wellness exam or to learn more about our services, call us today at 323-936-6952. 

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