Pets in Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Claremont, Fontana and the Inland Empire are threatened by a number of internal parasites that can rob them of their nutrients, cause vomiting and/or diarrhea and some that can even kill your pet! The most common parasites in our geographic area are:

  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Coccidia
  • Giardia
  • Heartworms

The bad news is that most pets will be afflicted with pet parasites at some point in their life. The good news is, not only can pets be treated, parasite infections can be prevented, and our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga is here to do just that. We are proud to say that our pet parasite prevention in Rancho Cucamonga is the best in the entire area.

Why Pet Parasites Can Be Dangerous

If your pet already has heartworms, fleas, ticks, roundworms or hookworms, our first task is to detect them and then treat him or her. Not all parasites are dangerous, but left untreated, some can cause life-threatening conditions for pets. What happens is the parasites continue to feed off the pet’s body, causing nutritional imbalances as well as infiltrating organs necessary for survival. In addition to the dangers for your pets, many parasites can spread to humans, therefore putting your family at risk if your pet is not on a pet parasite prevention in Rancho Cucamonga.

Detecting Parasites

There are a number of ways our Rancho Cucamonga veterinarian tests for pet parasites. Most often we will use a blood or fecal test to see if your pet has parasites, and depending on the results, quickly implement a thorough treatment plan. Our Rancho Cucamonga vet is committed to ensuring that all our patient pets are parasite-free.

Treating Parasites

If your pet tests positive for parasites, treatment will depend on which parasite it is. In our area, the most common parasites include:

  • Heartworms
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms

Internal pet parasites are most often treated with medications, liquid, tablet or injectable, especially formulated to kill the offending culprit. Our vet in Rancho Cucamonga may need to perform repeated testing to ensure your pet is indeed rid of the parasite so a prevention program can be implemented.

Parasite Prevention

Our pet parasite prevention in Rancho Cucamonga varies depending on what we’re protecting your pet from. To guard against heartworms, which are transmitted by mosquitos, and fleas, which can also carry dangerous diseases, a monthly preventative program that fights against both consists of either a topical or pill medication that protects pets from the havoc both of these parasites wreak. Likewise, there are specific medications prescribed by our veterinarian in Rancho Cucamonga that protect against ticks, hookworms, and roundworms. We now have a new medication, Trifexis which protects dogs against all of these pets in a single, chewable pill. As of this time, there is no similar medication for cats.

With the medications and programs available for comprehensive pet parasite prevention in Rancho Cucamonga, parasite infestation should no longer be a problem for your pet. To ensure his or her health, contact your Rancho Cucamonga vet to begin a prevention program today.