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Parasite Prevention and Control

Countless animals continue to suffer from preventable parasitic infections. Some of these parasitic infections can cause serious complications that are easily preventable. Monthly year round heartworm medication can help prevent heartworm disease (transmitted by mosquitoes) as well as some intestinal parasites. Flea and tick control is also very important in preventing disease. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and bartonella which can cause cat scratch fever in people. Ticks can transmit lyme and other tick borne diseases. Many parasitic diseases can be transmitted from your pet to children as well as adults. Because of the direct threat parasites have for your pet and your family, we recommend that a stool sample is checked every six months and products be used as a preventative. Please see these excellent references on parasites and your pet:

Companion Animal Parasite Council
American Heartworm Society

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Our Regular Schedule

Bergen Veterinary Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

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