VCA Sandy Lake Animal Hospital

Parasite Prevention

First Quarter (January - March)



Preventing Parasites

Now that we have learned how parasites routinely cause severe disease and can even lead to death, let’s focus on how we can keep our pets and ourselves parasite free.
The most effective and safest way to prevent parasitic infection is through prevention.  Although most parasitic infections are treatable, the treatments cannot reverse the damage the parasites have already done.  There are a variety of preventatives on the market today and deciding which is best for your pet can be a challenge.  With the right information, you and your veterinarian can decide together which parasite prevention is right for your pets.  

Introducing VCA  Home Delivery

Sometimes it just isn’t convenient to stop by the vet and pick up your pets’ medications when there are so many other family obligations to attend to in a day.  Home Delivery is a service we now offer to make your life easier.  You can order flea/heartworm prevention, medications, and food, and have them delivered right to your door.  

Home Delivery also offers the Never Forget service.  With Never Forget, the medicine arrives in your mailbox on a set day every month.  The benefits are twofold.  First, it helps you remember to give the medications every month. Also, you are only charged for the product once it is shipped, so the cost of medications can be spread out over a longer period of time instead of one big expense upfront.  You will also receive your 6th and 12th month free when you purchase separate heartworm and flea prevention.  Ask your veterinarian today how you can save money providing the best care for your pet!




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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, Please contact one of the following animal emergency clinics:

VCA Metroplex; 770 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX     972-438-7113   open 24 hours

DFW  North Texas Emergency Veterinary Clinic;  2311 Cross Timbers Suite 319, Flower Mound, TX  75028   469-464-2964   open nights and weekends

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic; 1712 W. Frankford, Suite 108, Carrollton, TX   972-323-1310    open nights and weekends

Denton County Animal Emergency Clinic;  4145 South I-35E, Suite 101, Denton, TX  76210   940-271-1200   open nights and weekends