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Parasite Prevention

At Doctors Pet Clinic in Murrieta, CA, we recognize the critical importance of shielding your pet from parasites for their overall health and well-being. Our committed team provides comprehensive parasite prevention services to ensure your furry family member enjoys a life free from the discomfort and health risks associated with parasites.

Why Parasite Prevention Matters

Parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal worms can lead to various health problems for your pet, ranging from skin irritations to life-threatening conditions. Preventing parasites is crucial not only for your pet's comfort but also for safeguarding your family's health, as some parasites can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted to humans.

Our Parasite Prevention Services

  • Flea and Tick Control: We offer the most advanced flea and tick prevention available! We carry top-of-the-line products for purchase in our hospital, with instant rebates available for most items. We also offer a variety of safe and effective flea and tick prevention options through our online pharmacy. Options include topical drops and chewable tablets, given monthly or every three months depending on the product.
  • Heartworm Prevention: Consistent, monthly heartworm prevention is vital to protect your pet from this potentially deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm disease is on the rise in our area. We recommend a yearly heartworm test for every pet. Our hospital provides multiple options for heartworm prevention, including all-in-one products (combined with flea and tick prevention).
  • Intestinal Parasite Control: Our deworming protocols target common intestinal parasites like roundworms and hookworms. A fecal test for every puppy and kitten, and for adults every 6-12 months (depending on your pet's lifestyle), helps us tailor deworming accordingly. If your pet develops irregular stool or diarrhea, bring in a fresh stool sample right away for analysis.
  • Customized Prevention Plans: With the myriad of available products, creating a personalized parasite prevention plan can be overwhelming. Our team simplifies the process, working with you to tailor a plan based on your pet's lifestyle and risk factors.

Schedule a parasite prevention consultation today at Doctors Pet Clinic. Our dedicated team is committed to maintaining your pet's health and keeping them free from parasites. Don't forget to bring us a fresh stool sample!