Pet Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention

We at Mauldin Station Vet recognize your extraordinary connection with your animal family member.

Pet Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention

Most prescription products for flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are given monthly, but a few last three months to a year. We strongly recommend giving preventatives year-round: the heartworm parasite is transmitted by the mosquito, which can resurge unpredictably. There’s no way to tell if a mosquito is infected or not, which is why prevention is so important. Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states; it only takes one bite for your dog or cat to become infected.

Flea and tick infestations are two of the more common issues facing pets and pet owners. Left untreated, fleas can multiply rapidly and make your dog seriously ill. Fleas spread common diseases such as flea allergy dermatitis, tapeworms, anemia, and Bartonellosis. Flea and tick prevention is an essential part of your cat’s or dog’s care routine.

dog getting flea treatment

All cats and dogs, regardless of indoor/outdoor status, should be on a year-round flea, tick, and heartworm prevention protocol to ensure your cat or dog stays healthy and pest-free no matter what adventures they may find. Our team of dedicated professionals will help you determine which is the most appropriate preventative for your pet.

Why Choose Mauldin Station Vet for Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention?

Personalized Care for Your Furry Friend

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions at Mauldin Station Vet. We know that each pet is different and has different needs. Our skilled veterinary care team will evaluate your pet’s health and way of life to determine the best heartworm and flea/tick prevention strategy for them.

The Benefits of Heartworm and Flea/Tick Prevention for Your Pet

Longer, Healthier Lives

Prevention ensures pets live longer, healthier lives by reducing the risk of debilitating illnesses and complications associated with heartworm disease, flea bites, and tick-borne diseases.

Peace of Mind

Pet owners can have peace of mind knowing their furry companions are shielded from dangerous parasites, allowing them to enjoy a worry-free relationship with their pets.

Protection for Humans

Flea and tick prevention can also benefit human family members by reducing the risk of flea and tick infestations in the home, which can affect people, too.

Preserves Quality of Life

Prevention helps maintain a pet’s quality of life by avoiding the discomfort, pain, and suffering caused by these preventable diseases.