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Pet Parasite Prevention in Katy TX

Pet Parasite Prevention For Pets in Katy TX

Pets can become infected with a variety of different parasites that can not only drain their nutrients, but also can cause diseases. All Pets Animal Hospital can provide the guidance needed to protect pets with the safest and most effective products available.

Heartworm

The heartworm is a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. As its name implies, it lodges in the heart and lungs of the dog or cat that it infects. While treatment options exist for dogs, heartworm infections leave permanent damage in the pet’s heart and lungs. For cats, there is no approved treatment to date.

Fortunately, there are preventive medications for both dogs and cats. All Pets Animal Hospital recommends that dogs are tested once a year to make sure they are free of infection and that they remain on preventive year-round. Cats are tested only if they present symptoms that suggest they are infected, but they also should be on preventive year-round.

Intestinal Worms

Worms that lodge in the intestines of dogs and cats can get into their system through foods they ingest, contact with infected animals, or even through contact walking through an infected area. All Pets Animal Hospital recommends regular parasite screening and deworming.

Many of our heartworm preventives also deworm dogs and cats. Our veterinarians will guide you to the products that are most effective and safe for your pet.

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks not only cause itching and discomfort, they also can spread disease both in pets and in people.

Fleas can spread bacterial diseases, such as cat scratch fever and plague bacteria. They can also carry immature tapeworms and cause skin infections and allergic dermatitis in pets. Although fleas can be eradicated once there is an infestation, prevention is the most efficient course of action. Our veterinarians and staff can advise you on the many products we carry for flea prevention.

Ticks carry diseases such as Lyme, Rickettsia, and Ehrlichiosis, so if your pet is going to travel to an area that has ticks, please be sure you check with our doctors for the best protection. Ticks are extremely difficult to eradicate once an infestation occurs, and control requires a professional exterminator. Prevention is the key and our veterinarians and staff can advise you on the best product for your pet. More information on tick prevention and control can be obtained on our helpful links page.

Many heartworm preventives also protect against fleas and ticks. Our veterinarians will guide you to the most effective and safe products for the breed, age, and size of your pet. For an in-depth discussion, please refer to our helpful links page for flea and tick prevention and control.

Preventing parasites from harming your pet is just one of the services All Pets Animal Hospital can provide. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Dr. Pat helped out a lot when 1 of the puppies we got was sick. He is very kind and treats your pet as he would his own. He is fantastic at what he does. He also has a wonderful staff as well.

Dan & Connie Hofer

Lola has shown so much progress since she started coming here! She just loves her appointments with Brandon.

Lola Campos & Tiffany Campos

We have been going to Dr. Choyce and his staff for over 17 yrs. They have been absolutely wonderful and always go above and beyond in caring for our pets. Thank you all so much for all that you do!

Karin Vogelsang

The staff is wonderful. We trust them implicitly with the care of my babies. We have peace of mind knowing there is always someone on call if ever there is an emergency.

Deana Mangan

He has treated our dogs who’ve gone on to Dog Heaven and our current Cavaliers. We cannot put in the right words how much we appreciate the excellent vet care we’ve received from Dr. Choyce and the staff at All Pets.

Harry & Brandee Standley

We have received excellent care and service for our Westie from All Pets Animal Hospital for eight years and counting. We also use them for boarding when we go on vacation as our dog receives such loving care from the entire staff that she returns home like she has never been gone. A "five out of five stars" rating with a "highly recommend" from us.

Denny & Cheryl Daniels

I liked the level of compassion shown toward our pets and the office’s understanding of how much the pets mean to their owners. I particularly enjoyed being able to observe the surgical procedure and appreciated the commentary relative to any milestones during the process. Dr. Choyce and his group treated our pets as if she were one of their own dogs.

Rob Walters for Anthony Barrientos

Everyone was excellent! My dog Raleigh was seen immediately and treated kindly. Thank you so much for being so nice to our family!

Stacy Barber

Dr. Choyce’s expert and professional approach are exceptional. I would recommend All Pets Animal Hospital and its services and personnel to any caring pet owner.

Sara Chadwick

I like using All Pets Animal Hospital for routine veterinary care, and I like that, if we have any emergency, we already have a history with them on our pets.

Valerie Pyland

I love it here. The staff is very friendly! We brought our puppy here because she was very ill, and as soon as we brought her home, she was back to normal. Everyone is very professional. This is the place I will continue taking my pets to get their check-ups.

Cindy Hernandez

I absolutely love coming here. I feel comfortable asking any questions and feel confident that I will get the most honest and informed answers.

Kayla Boyd