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Parasite Prevention and Control

Parasites

Parasites can be real pests. Both external (fleas, ticks) and internal (heartworm, hookworm, roundworm) parasites can cause problems for your pet and your family. Prevention is the best approach to eliminating these pests. Please ask a staff member at Dodgeville Veterinary Service for the best way to prevent parasite problems in your pet.

Heartworm Disease

Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm disease is serious disease. Fortunately, preventive medications exist to prevent heartworm disease in your beloved companion. The veterinarians at Dodgeville Veterinary Service recommend administering preventive medication once a month, all year long.

Since it is easier and more convenient to protect your pet from disease and illness the veterinarians at Dodgeville Veterinary Service recommend having your dog tested yearly for heartworm disease.

Dodgeville Veterinary Service carries the best products to prevent heartworm disease in your pets. Topical liquids and oral tablets are available.

Flea/Tick Control

Fleas and ticks carry a number of life threatening diseases which pose a risk to you and your pet. For this reason, we recommend year-round flea and tick control. We carry a topical and a chewable form of flea/tick products that work well in our environment.

Lyme Disease

Wisconsin is one of many parts of the country in which Lyme Disease is a common problem for humans and dogs. The infection is transmitted by the bite and attachment of a tick. Lyme Disease can be contracted year round, as ticks can be active even when temperatures are around freezing. Talk to our veterinarian about our wide variety of tick preventatives.