Protect Your Pet, and Family, from Harmful Parasites
Did you know that even during the fall and winter, dogs and cats are susceptible to disease carrying fleas, ticks and mosquitos?
Most owners have heard of heartworm, a devastating disease that has become more common in our part of the world due to adoption of southern dogs, the increased temperatures and the perfect humidity for mosquitos to flourish. One out of 249 dogs in New York tested positive last year.
All puppies, beginning at 12 weeks of age, should be started on a monthly heartworm preventative and be kept on it yearly. Every dog, beginning when they are 8-12 months old, should be tested annually for heartworm disease. Here at Baldwin Harbor, we do an in-house blood test that gives us results in 10-15 minutes. Not only does this test (called a 4DX) test for heartworm, it also tests for the three most common tick born diseases, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Erlichia.
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We appreciate the confidence you've shown in us by telling your friends about our hospital. We hope you and your friends will continue to be satisfied with the quality of care that our doctors and staff provide.
Please feel free to call us at (516) 379-5010 if you have any questions.