Enhancing Quality & Quantity of Life with Pet Exams in Virginia-Highland, GA
At The Village Vets Virginia-Highland, we offer full-service veterinary care with a unique, personalized approach to each individual patient. Cookie cutter medicine is a thing of the past, and we embrace the future. Every pet deserves custom care suited to their particular needs and lifestyle, and that’s what we deliver. When you come to our animal hospital in Virginia-Highland for annual pet exams, you can be sure that your furry family receives the highest quality medicine that meets their every need.
In our warm climate, parasite prevention is essential as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes (which carry heartworms) are abundant. We highly recommend year-round protection to keep cats and dogs safe from these parasites and the diseases they carry. Many different preventatives are on the market, but our veterinarians can help you choose the right one that suits your pet’s lifestyle and your abilities.
Heartworm Disease in Virginia-Highland, GA
In our area, heartworm disease is very common among our pets. Infected mosquitos transfer heartworms to your dog or cat when they bite. Heartworm larvae move through your pet’s bloodstream and lodge themselves in the blood vessels around the heart and lungs where they grow, mature, and multiply. Over time, they put a serious strain on your pet’s heart and lungs, causing heartworm disease, which can be fatal if left untreated. While dogs are more prone to heartworm disease, cats, who are atypical hosts for heartworms, can still develop heartworm disease. For cats, there is no cure, so prevention is the only option. Many heartworm preventatives also protect your pet against other parasites. Our veterinarians will help you choose the best option for your pet.
Preventive Care Helps You Save in the Long-Run
The costs of preventive care and yearly appointments are far less than the costs of treating serious illness. With annual trips to the vet, you help us catch diseases sooner, in their earlier stages, when we can intervene quickly and efficiently. Once a disease is allowed to progress to later stages, costs for your pet’s care can skyrocket. Don’t let disease affect your pet’s health or your budget. Contact us today for an appointment!