Fleas, ticks, worms, and mosquitoes: it’s important you protect your pet from these pests and the problems they can cause for both animal and human family members.
- Fleas – Can trigger dermatitis, tapeworm, anemia, hot spots and they can also infest your home
- Intestinal worms – Cause illness and can also infect humans
- Ticks – Can transmit numerous dangerous illnesses to pets, such as blood parasites, anemia and immune diseases
- Heartworm – Mosquitoes carry potentially deadly heartworm, which unfortunately is common in Hawaii
In addition to preventive medications, you should thoroughly check your pets for fleas and ticks if they’ve been outdoors.
Some worms can be detected in your pet’s stool. Intestinal worms are usually easy to eliminate with medication, but left untreated, they can eventually make your pet very ill.
Heartworm from mosquitoes can be deadly for pets, and often there are no symptoms until the disease is advanced. There is treatment available for dogs, but it can be expensive and very hard on your pet.
At Hale Ola, we believe prevention is always the best treatment! We carry many different types of flea, tick, and heartworm preventive and many of them also prevent some intestinal worms. Our veterinarian can help you choose which one is right for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 808-460-3939.