Local Medical IssuesMany local medical issues can impact your pet's health, and require your attention over the entire year. In this area we see year-round problems with heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. Our winter temperatures do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, making heartworms a year-round risk.
Likewise there is a potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, which can pose a problem in any season.
And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.
If you suspect your pet is suffering from any of these issues, give us a call.