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Nassau County Parasite Prevention and Vaccines

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The Importance of Parasite Prevention

Parasite prevention is a vital element of responsible pet wellness care in Hicksville. Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance; they carry diseases dangerous to you and your pet!

The Risks of Tick-Borne Disease & Flea Infestation

Ticks and their eggs are found in the grass and weeds your dog may routinely run through. To help prevent transmission, check and brush your dog after being outside. If a tick is attached to your dog's skin, remove it carefully with tweezers and wash the affected bite area and your hands afterward.

Tick-borne diseases in Hicksville and surrounding Nassau County communities include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Anaplasmosis

Fleas can be a problem year-round and flea infestation is one of the most common medical problems veterinarians see. If your pet is allergic to fleas, just one bite can result in a severely painful skin infection.
Fleas can transmit:

  • Bartonellosis
  • Parasites

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Effective Preventive Treatments

The best course of action to protect your pet and yourself from fleas, ticks and the potential of tick-borne disease is prevention. We offer:

  • Flea and tick control products
  • Vaccinations

For more information, visit our full website, or give us a call at (516) 735-0090.