Parasite Prevention in Delray Beach


In honor of Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month and National Heartworm Awareness Month, which both take place in April, we would like to take some time to discuss the parasites that often plague dogs and cats and why prevention is so important. Parasites are more than just a nuisance for your pet. They can cause serious health problems and make your four-legged best friend downright miserable. Keep reading to learn more about parasite prevention in Delray Beach from the veterinarians at Delray Beach Animal Hospital



Common Pet Parasites

Numerous internal and external parasites can plague your pet. Heartworm is a particularly devastating internal parasite - especially to dogs - and can cause chronic fatigue, coughing, and general unwellness. Worms, or intestinal parasites, cause digestive issues, anemia, and weight loss. Hookworm, roundworm, and tapeworm infestations are common among pets and require prompt treatment. 

Ticks and fleas are the most common external parasites. In addition to making your pet itchy, fleas can cause severe allergic reactions and lead to skin infections and hair loss. Ticks are carriers of several diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. And in addition to infecting pets, these diseases can be spread to humans. 

Parasite Prevention in Delray Beach

At Delray Beach Animal Hospital, we believe that prevention is vital when it comes to dealing with parasites. We offer parasite prevention in Delray Beach and are here to help safeguard your furry friend against the parasites they are most likely to encounter. Our veterinarians also provide parasite testing and treatment services. 

When you visit us, we will supply you with effective, high-quality products. They are much safer than those sold online and in big box stores, and you can rest assured that they are authentic when purchased directly from a vet. We want what’s best for your dog or cat and strongly suggest only using parasite prevention and treatment products purchased directly from a veterinarian. 

Don’t let your pet suffer the agony of a parasite infection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! 


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Delray Beach Animal Hospital offers both wellness care as well as animal emergency services for cats and dogs in Delray Beach and the surrounding areas.


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