Parasite Prevention

Pet Parasite Prevention

We recommend that your pet receives dewormings for intestinal parasites at regular intervals throughout the first year, then regular strategic dewormings as an adult pet. We test in-house with each exam but you also have the option of more extensive laboratory fecal testing. Dewormers will be recommended based on those results. You can be assured of the efficacy and safety of these medications when prescribed by your doctor specifically for your pet.

Monthly heartworm preventative is also recommended year-round. Most of these preventatives also have intestinal parasite protection. Our technicians and doctors can help in choosing the best options for your family and pet. Ask about the Merial guarantee on Heartgard and Frontline when purchased through us.

Some of the most common parasites are:

  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Heartworms
  • Fleas and Ticks
  • Coccidia

Parasite Prevention in Tinley Park, IL

Prevention is always the best treatment! We carry many different types of flea, tick and heartworm preventive and your Avenue Animal Hospital veterinarian can help you choose which one is right for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 708-532-3866 or request an appointment online.