Heartworm disease is a life-threatening condition that results in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets. In Benicia this disease is typically found in dogs, ferrets and sometimes cats. Today, our vets explain why the prevention of heartworm is essential.
Ticks are potentially dangerous parasites that can spread a number of serious diseases to people and pets. Today, our Benicia vets explain how these external parasites survive, including the signs to watch for, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and family.
Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Benicia vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.
Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Benicia vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas.