VCA Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital

Parasite Control

Our hospital offers education on a number of Parasite Control Programs. The most common parasites pets deal with are fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. Internal parasites (such as worms) are also capable of causing severe illness in pets. It is imperative that owners use one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from these parasites in order to maintain their pet's health.

Our staff and veterinarians will help you choose the correct product based on your pets risk factors and health status.

In addition, because of the damages posed by intestinal parasites to both pets and people, all dogs and cats should have at least one fecal examination per year to test for intestinal parasites (e.g., roundworms, hookworms, Giardia).  In some parts of the country where intestinal parasites are known to be more common, several fecal exams per year are recommended.  There are specific treatments available for pets with GI (gastro-intestinal) parasites.
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

If you have a pet emergency or just reassurance that you don't, call the hospital at 508-432-5500. Our doctors do provide emergency coverage during our normal business hours. However, if we are closed, someone is available from 5:00pm until 8:00am on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and major holidays at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Dennis. Their toll free number is 1-866-464-7575. The hospital is located at, 79 Theophilus Smith Rd in South Dennis. 

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