Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention in Greenfield

Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention in Greenfield

Has your dog or cat ever been rendered miserable by a bad case of fleas? Or perhaps after a relaxing stroll with your dog through the woods, you become instantly worried when you find a tick firmly embedded in his or her skin? Then there’s the dreaded heartworm: the potentially deadly disease that attacks both dogs and cats, though in very different ways. Our veterinarian in Greenfield, serving Greenfield Oak Creek and Greater Milwaukee area not only treats these issues, but more importantly, identifies the right flea and tick control products for your pet as well as those for heartworm prevention.

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Flea and Tick Control

During our patients’ annual pet exam, we examine them closely for fleas and ticks, both of which can carry disease that leads to serious consequences. Besides causing your pet to unnecessarily suffer, fleas have been known to carry plague, bubonic plague, pneumonic plague and a form of typhus. Ticks also carry a number of illnesses which they then pass on to innocent hosts. The most well-known of these is Lyme Disease but others include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Canine Ehrlichiosis. Today, the variety of flea and tick control products is impressive, with spot treatments, sprays, and oral as the most commonly used.  However, one important caveat is that the treatments used for dogs can be harmful to cats, which is why it’s important to work with us in choosing the best plan for your pet.

Heartworm Prevention with our Greenfield Veterinarians

Heartworms are insidious, foot-long creatures that entwine themselves around the heart and lungs of their hosts, causing devastating heart failure, lung disease and damage to other organs in the victim’s body. In the pet world, they affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The effects on dogs are most notable with lasting disease and damage even after the worms are long gone. Heartworm disease is difficult to diagnose in cats and primarily affects their respiratory system.  The bottom line is that all of these damaging effects can be avoided with annual testing and preventive medications, administered either as pills, topical medication or injection, all of which we provide to keep your pet healthy and safe.

 Let our Greenfield veterinarians better serve you and your furry friend today by giving us a call at 414-282-5230! 

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed