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Parasites Suck at Social Distancing

Parasites Suck at Social Distancing

It’s crucial that while we’re spending more time outdoors than ever that your pet is protected from pests like fleas, ticks, and heartworm. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including Lyme disease. 

Heartworm is another – and even graver – threat, particularly in our corner of Virginia. Mosquitos can transmit deadly worms to pets through just one bite. As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and they can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, they can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure.

Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is a treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet. (There is no heartworm cure for cats.)

At Dulles South Veterinary Center, we know how important it is to protect your pet from parasites of all kinds. That’s why we are having a spring promotion on a wide array of preventatives purchased from our in-house pharmacy and delivered to you, curbside.  Give us a call at (703) 348-9462 and place your order today. For home delivery, please visit our online pharmacy.