Protect your pet!

Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. We can help! Scroll down to learn more about protecting your pet.

Prevention is key! We recommend being safe than sorry!

Regardless of whether you think your pet is likely to come in contact with one of these pests, it’s crucial that you provide year-round parasite prevention for every pet in your home. Some parasite preventive combat multiple types and all the products are easy to administer.

Here are some tips on protecting your pet:

  • Have your pet examined at least yearly by our team
  • Protect your pet all year long with preventative medicines

  • Look for fleas, ticks, and coat abnormalities any time your groom or when you return home from outside

  • Ensure that your pet gets a heartworm test at least annually

  • Consult your veterinarian if you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior, like excessive licking, scratching, shaking, or chewing

Fleas, ticks, and heartworm can be a serious threat to your pet’s health! Our team can help you avert issues and diseases caused by these parasites by getting your pet on the right preventative medication and ensure they get annual testing.

Fleas

Even though fleas thrive primarily in humid environments above 70°F, they can survive in near-freezing conditions and are not entirely inactive during winter. In fact, when it gets even colder outside, the perfect environment for fleas still exists—your home! Even worse, they can carry dangerous diseases and will often cause allergic dermatitis ”severe itching” in pets.

Ticks

Turns out, tiny ticks are mighty resourceful. Rather than dying off in the winter, they seek shelter among fallen leaves in the wooded areas they normally inhabit. At the first sign of milder weather, ticks may emerge in search of a meal—and your pet could become an unwitting host. Some disease-carrying species of ticks stay active as long as the climate remains above freezing and isn’t too icy or wet.

Heartworm

The risk of taking a seasonal break from preventing heartworm lies primarily in the unpredictability of weather patterns and fluctuating temperatures. Above-average temperatures and rainfall throughout the country in recent years have created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. Hundreds of worms can live in the heart of a dog and infection can cause significant damage and can be fatal.

Helping People Help Their Pets.

Genoa Animal Hospital provides compassionate and genuine concern for our patients’ health and well-being.

Contact Info

Phone: 815-784-6109
Email: genoaanimalhospital@gmail.com

Temporary Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Location

703 Pearson Drive
Genoa, IL 60135
Click here for directions.

After-Hours Emergency Information

Dundee Animal Hospital
199 Penny Ave.
East Dundee, IL 60118
847.428.6114
www.dundeeanimalhospital.com

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital
2600 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone 630-301-6100
Open 24 hours a day
www.VCAaurora.com

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