Parasite Prevention

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Fleas, Ticks & Other Parasites: Prevention is Key

Many pet owners don't know that parasites are a constant, year-round problem. These pest do their best to attack your pet internally and externally in all seasons. While certainly a nuisance, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and intestinal worms can also cause serious disease in pets. Fortunately, these common parasites are easily preventable with the correct laboratory testing and preventative products.

Our Dana Point veterinarian team will examine and test your pet for common signs of parasites and provide direction on recommended medications for parasite prevention.


No more messy topicals! Preventing fleas and ticks in your pet is as simple as giving them a monthly treat! These safe and effective medicated treats are proven to prevent fleas, ticks and their associated illnesses throughout the year.


Ever wonder why our team might ask you to bring in a stool sample from your pet? This is the easiest way for us to check your pet for intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and more.

These intestinal parasites along with others like giardia, have the chance to be transmitted to other pets and even to humans, so early detection, treatment and prevention is key.


Cat & Dog Deworming in Dana Point


Transmitted by mosquitoes, heartworm is one of the most common (and most preventable) diseases our vets see.

In fact, infected dogs may act completely normal. They'll likely eat, drink and behave the same as they did prior to infection while allowing the spread of the disease through mosquitoes.

This entire cycle can be easily prevented with a monthly heartworm prevention. It's imperative to have your pet tested prior to starting these preventatives and our team can guide you through the process.