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Parasite Prevention

At Happy Pets Veterinary Center in Santa Clarita, CA, we understand that protecting your pet from parasites is essential for their health and well-being. Our dedicated team offers comprehensive parasite prevention services to ensure your furry family member enjoys a life free from the discomfort and health risks associated with parasites.

Why Parasite Prevention Matters

Parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal worms can cause a range of health problems for your pet, from skin irritations to life-threatening conditions. Preventing parasites is not only essential for your pet's comfort but also for safeguarding your family's health, as some parasites can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted to humans.

Our Parasite Prevention Services

  • Flea and Tick Control:We offer a variety of safe and effective flea and tick prevention options through our online store to keep your pet free from these common parasites. Flea and tick prevention comes in either topical drops you apply on your pet’s back or as an oral once a month or even every three month preventative!
  • Heartworm Prevention:Regular heartworm prevention is crucial to protect your pet from this potentially deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes. A heartworm test is recommended yearly (yes, even if your pet is on a HW preventative). We have multiple options for HW prevention. You can purchase an all in one product that does fleas, ticks and HW prevention. You can buy a heartworm only product such as Heartgard or Sentinel, or my favorite because it is easy is the yearly heartworm “vaccine” that helps protect your pet against HW for a whole year with just one injection.
  • Intestinal Parasite Control: Our deworming protocols help eliminate and prevent common intestinal parasites, such as roundworms and tapeworms which are the most common parasites we see. The best is to do a fecal exam every 6-12 months depending on your pet’s lifestyle and deworm accordingly. If your pet develops diarrhea, always remember to bring in a fresh poop sample because that is the first thing we want to rule out!
  • Tick-Borne Disease Prevention: In SCV we do not see much fleas, although with the rains we are seeing more fleas every year. We do see a lot of ticks due to our wildlife and the heavy brush along our paseos or hiking trails. We provide protection against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to name a few by recommending a flea and tick preventative that will help to keep you and your pet healthy and free from acquiring these conditions from ticks.
  • Customized Prevention Plans: We know it is very confusing with so many products out there, each saying they are the best, but no worries, Our team will make it easy and together we can create a personalized parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet's lifestyle and risk factors.

Protect your pet from the dangers of parasites. Schedule a parasite prevention consultation today at Happy Pets Veterinary Center in Santa Clarita, CA. Our team is dedicated to keeping your pet healthy and parasite-free. PS, don’t forget to bring us a fresh poop sample!