The Buzz About Pet Safe Mosquito Control

Pet Safe Mosquito Control is an important part of controlling heartworm disease in pets They are the most deadly creatures on Earth. Not to be outdone by the bear, the lion, or the shark, mosquitoes are responsible for carrying all sorts of deadly diseases, as well as being the epitome of annoyance.

Most of us just want to enjoy the outdoors in peace, without the hum of a winged nuisance in the background. With pest control, however, comes chemicals. What’s a pet owner to do when it comes to defending ourselves against these tiny pests? Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is here to help with pet safe mosquito control tips just for you.

The Deadly Mosquito

It is no secret that mosquitoes are the bearers of sickness and death to people and animals all over the world. They are able to transmit many blood-borne diseases through their bite, including: Continue…

Lesser Known Tick-Borne Illnesses

By now, most people have heard of the most prominent tick-borne disease: Lyme disease. Carried by the black-legged tick and deer tick, Lyme disease affects hundreds of thousands of dogs and people each year. It’s not hard to figure out why Lyme is often at the center of any tick discussion.

However, there are many lesser known tick-borne illnesses that are just as harmful to cats and dogs. Keep reading to learn more about tick-borne illnesses and how to protect your pet.

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Understanding The Benefits of Heartworm Testing

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When you get a mosquito bite, it may cross your mind to wonder if the pesky blood sucker could be a carrier of West Nile virus or other severe disease. Our pets are thankfully not susceptible to most mosquito-borne illnesses that affect us, but your pet is susceptible to a more common illness known as heartworm.

Heartworm disease is a serious, even fatal, disease for cats, dogs, and other mammals. Heartworm testing, when paired with year round preventive medicine, is your pet’s best defense against the fateful bite of one infected mosquito. Continue…

Choosing a Parasite Prevention for Your Dog

iStock_000024298857_MediumIt can be overwhelming to choose a parasite prevention product for your dog. There are so many products on the market, it can be tough to know what the right choice might be. But rest assure that we are careful to select a handful of what we believe to be the best products on the market for our clients to choose from.

Things to Consider When Choosing Pet Parasite Prevention

While one size never fits all, we should have something that will work for your pet at the hospital. When selecting a parasite preventative for your dog, think about the following: Continue…

Protecting Your Pet Through Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Season

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With spring in full swing and summer coming on fast, it is important to keep your pets safe from the health risks often found in the great outdoors. More than just irritants, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks can pose serious health risks to your beloved cat or dog. Luckily, a little common sense and a routine course of preventatives can go a long way toward protecting your pet’s health in the months ahead.
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