Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Santa Barbara. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.
Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Santa Barbara vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.
Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Santa Barbara vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise.
Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Santa Barbara vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas.