In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospitals:

SAINT FRANCIS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township, NJ 08085
856-467-0050

VSEC PHILADELPHIA
1114 South Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
267-800-1950

VETERINARY SPECIALTY CENTER of DELAWARE
290 Churchmans Road
New Castle, DE 19720
302-322-6933

ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICE OF SOUTH JERSEY
220 Moorestown - Mount Laurel Road
856-727-1332 or 856-234-0122
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA - RYAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215)746-V911 215-746-8911

NORTHSTAR VETS - EMERGENCY
2834 NJ-73
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052
(609) 259-8300

RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL AT MT LAUREL
2051 Briggs Rd
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 429-4394

Parasite Prevention Control

There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.

Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.

Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

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