Internal and external parasites can wreak havoc on a pet's health, and left untreated can lead to serious complications, including death. With the warm climate and mild winters in the Midlands, infection can happen at any time, so it is important for pets to be protected year round.
South Carolina is one of the top 10 states for heartworm infection. Heartworms are transmitted into a pet's bloodstream from a mosquito bite. Even pets who spend most or all of their time indoors can be at risk if only a single mosquito gets inside. Heartworm disease will result in cardiac and respiratory issues and left untreated leads to death. Treating heartworms is a costly and a painful experience for a dog. While more common in dogs, cats can also contract heartworm disease and cannot be treated for it, but preventatives are available to protect both our canine and feline friends. Well Pets carries options for monthly preventative or long-lasting preventative that only has to be administered every 6 months. Call or text 803.732.3883 to find out more about our products.
Flea and Tick
Because of our mild winters, flea and tick infestations can happen any time of year. Left untreated, fleas can cause severe anemia in our pets, which can lead to serious complications, even death. Ticks can also cause anemia and other illnesses such as lyme disease. With products that last for 1 month or 3 months, we have something available for your schedule and preferences.
One of the most common causes of diarrhea in pets are intestinal parasites. Preventatives protect them from the serious complications intestinal parasites can cause, such as weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and anemia.