Parasite Prevention

Parasite Prevention

Guarding Your Furry Loved Ones from Parasites
Welcome to Topsail Animal Hospital, where the health of your furry family takes center stage. We’re committed to ensuring that your pets remain joyful, thriving, and unburdened by parasites. Our curated range of preventatives efficiently wards off threats from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other unwelcome parasites.

Understanding Heartworm Disease
Heartworm is more than just a name—it’s a dangerous, possibly fatal, disease. Brought on by foot-long worms, this condition preys on the heart and lungs of both dogs and cats. Its primary culprit? Mosquitoes. The aftermath can involve significant damage to the cardiovascular system, lungs, liver, and kidneys. With this in mind, we champion year-round heartworm prevention for your beloved pet.

The Menace of Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are far from harmless pests—they’re carriers of harmful diseases like Bartonella, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis. To combat them, Topsail Animal Hospital boasts an array of monthly spot-ons, and oral preventatives. Your pet’s safety is our priority.

Combatting Intestinal Parasites
Contact with contaminated soil or feces can expose your pet to intestinal parasites like hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. The younger ones, puppies and kittens, are especially susceptible.
Symptoms can range from diarrhea and vomiting to poor nutrient absorption. Our range of dewormers targets and clears these parasites effectively.

Let’s Talk Preventatives
It’s crucial to note that many parasite-preventive manufacturers insist on direct sales by veterinarians. This measure ensures the authenticity of the product and the promise that manufacturers will cover the entire cost in the unlikely event of adverse reactions or defects.

Your trust in our care means everything to us. Feel free to call us at 910-270-4401, and we are happy to answer any questions. Our team can always suggest parasite prevention specific to your pet’s unique lifestyle and vulnerabilities.

NOTE: If you opt for an external pharmacy, you are required to collect a written prescription from us—a $5 prescription fee applies for items we stock.