The heartworm parasite presents a serious and sometimes fatal threat to companion animals. Unfortunately, it is not difficult for your pet to be infected, and it’s difficult to treat in dogs. There is no heartworm treatment for cats.
CALL FOR QUANTITIES AND SPECIAL ORDERS
Everyone is busy and some things happen at the last minute. We try to keep our inventory tight and up to date. Sometimes this combination means that we will not have the quantities of vaccines or medications on hand that you need when you stop in the clinic. Please call ahead if you need large quantities (more than 100 doses) of a vaccine or something special. Jill can order what you need and have it delivered to your house or to the clinic, sometimes even by the next day if the order is placed early enough. We want you to be able to have what you need when you need it, so please check to make sure we have enough in stock before you take time to drive to the clinic. Jill will be happy to help you on the phone with questions about prices on various products and different quantities.
Our recent winter is one we're looking forward to leaving behind, and it officially ends this month. As you look forward to spring, the Lancaster Veterinary Clinic veterinary team encourages you to take a few minutes to consider seasonal hazards from your pet’s perspective. By taking the time to pet-proof your home and yard, as well as being proactive with parasite prevention, you and your pet can fully enjoy the season together!
Fleas - An "Ick" to Avoid
As the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors with your pet, keep in mind that the flea population increases with the warm weather. Since fleas require a living host for survival, your dog or cat is an easy target. Fleas tend to attach themselves to your pet’s ears, underbelly, tail, and paws. Common indications of fleas include excessive itching, bleeding or oozing skin, biting, chewing, and licking at the skin. Additionally, you may notice "black pepper" appearing specks, which may be "flea dirt". It’s essential to ensure your pet is protected from the misery of fleas and a possible severe allergic reaction to flea saliva.