Parasite Prevention

When it comes to controlling fleas and ticks, you can count on us to provide you with the right type of prevention for your pet,   An evaluation of your pet lifestyle and their environment will determine the best type of flea prevention medication for them.   If your pet happens to pick up any parasites, we will quickly help with treatment.   


Pet Health Hazards Of Fleas And Ticks

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Fleas and ticks carry diseases that can cause serious harm to your pet. The most common problem associated with fleas is flea allergy dermatitis, which causes excessive itching, skin inflammation, sores and hair loss. Fleas can also carry tapeworm eggs which live in the intestine 

Ticks are known to carry many different types of bacteria that can cause rocky mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Lyme disease causes lethargy, pain in your pets joints and a decrease in appetite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause skin lesions, vomiting, problems with your pet’s nervous system and depression.

For pets who are small or advanced in age, a severe flea infestation can cause anemia, which is characterized by rapid breathing, lack of appetite and excessive sleeping. If you suspect your pet has anemia due to fleas, it is an emergency situation.

Types Of Flea Prevention Medication Available

There are so many different types of medications available and it can be pretty confusing choosing what is best for your pet.  Our medical team has narrowed down the selections to the few our veterinarians feel offer the best and safest protection.

  • Simparica Trio
  • Heartgard Plus
  • Revolution
  • Nexgard
  • Frontline Gold

Our receptionists and technicians are always happy to go over the differences between the choices we offer and will help you tailor a prevention plan for you.  

Our consistent goal is making sure you understand every aspect of care that your pet needs.  For more information on our flea and tick prevention services or to schedule another type of service, call us at 847-520-7387 today!

Locations

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Higgins Animal Clinic

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Wheeling Animal Hospital

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Arlinton-Golf Animal Hospital

Monday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Higgins Animal Clinic

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Wheeling Animal Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Arlinton-Golf Animal Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed