886 S Pine St, PO Box 277

Grantsburg, WI 54840

Phone: (715) 463-2536

1(800) 924-0588

140 Evergreen Square SW

Pine City, MN 55063

Phone: (320) 629-7474

Fleas and Ticks

5/12/2015

 

 
 
   
 
Fleas and ticks carry diseases that can make you and your dog ill.
 
   
 
Click here or call (800) 924-0588 to request an appointment.  
 
 
   
 
The itching and scratching brought on by fleas and ticks can be trivial compared to the diseases they can inflict on your family.
Ticks can infect you and your dog with illnesses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. The sores ticks leave behind can also become infected by bacteria.
Fleas can carry tapeworms and Bartonella strains that can be harmful to you and your pup. Your dog could also experience an allergic reaction to flea bites, which can result in skin infections and scabbing.
You and your pooch both deserve to be protected from these disease-carrying pests. Contact us today so we can discuss the best prevention options for your dog.
 
   
 
Click or call (see above) to schedule an appointment TODAY!
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Grantsburg
Animal Hospital
866 S Pine St
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 463-2536
 
 
 
 
 
Wild River
Veterinary Clinic
140 Evergreen Square SW
Pine City, WI 55063
(320) 629-7474
 
 
 
 
 
Frederic
Veterinary Clinic
1502 300th Ave
Frederic, WI 54837
(715) 327-8128
 
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Parasite Prevention

5/11/2015

 

Parasites can't survive without a living host, which is often times another animal. These microscopic critters are attracted to the body heat of cats and dogs, who are unfortunately easy targets much of the time. Because dogs spend more time outdoors, they have a greater parasite problem than cats do. Dogs are also likelier to dig up parasites in soil or be exposed to the feces of other animals.

However, cat owners are not of the hook when it comes to parasite prevention, since they can still spend infect cats thatspend all of their time indoors. Both dogs and cats benefit from year-round parasite prevention, although each requires medication and other treatments specific to their breed. Although there are dozens of potential pet parasites, four types of intestinal worms are the most common.

Intestinal Worms

Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms all live within the intestines or heart of a host dog or cat. They gain entrance in a variety of ways, including when a pet is stung by a mosquito or the mother animal passes them to her litter at birth. Some worms can lie dormant for years and only cause symptoms when the dog or cat experiences stress. Others types of intestinal worms cause more obvious distress in household pets. Symptoms associated with a serious worm infestation include:

  • Diarrhea, which may or may not be bloody
  • Weight loss
  • Overly dry fur
  • Unkempt appearance, which is especially noticeable in cats
  • Vomiting, with or without worms in the vomit

Order Parasite Prevention Products Online

Grantsburg Pet Hospital knows that our customers love their pets and want to provide them with the best care possible. We also understand that life is busy with work, family, and other obligations. To help pet parents keep their furry family member healthy, we make it possible for customers to order heartworm medication in our online store and have it delivered directly to their home.

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