Heartworm disease is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and can affect pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets. If left untreated, heartworm disease has the potential to cause organ failure or be fatal. Today, our Oklahoma City vets discuss the complications of heartworm disease in pets and how it can be prevented.
One of the most important parts of preventive care is diagnostics and testing against various conditions and diseases. At your pet's annual visit, they should have fecal testing done to ensure that there are no internal parasites. Annual fecal exams give your Oklahoma City vet the opportunity to screen for intestinal parasites that could cause complications for your pet if left untreated.
Fleas are not only one of the most commonly seen external parasites but if left untreated can also lead to complications from infections. Our Oklahoma City vets share the way you can tell that your dog or cat has fleas and how you can manage the situation or even prevent it altogether.