When your pet needs a quality service in Lakeville and Middleborough, MA, visit Lakeville Animal Hospital with our vet. Our full-service animal hospital provides various services to ensure your pet's health and well-being.
Established in 1948, Lakeville Animal Hospital has updated our services to keep up with the times. We offer everything from boarding and grooming to digital X-rays and preventative care. In addition, our wellness exams are designed to help check your pet's health and diagnose any problems.
Other services for your pet include vaccinations, dental care that provides extractions and cleaning, dermatology and skincare, soft tissue care and surgical procedures, wellness exams, spay and neuter, up-to-date laboratory testing, and ultrasounds. We also have an on-site pharmacy to provide you with the medications your pet may require.
Importance of Heartworm Exams
We help pet parents determine if your pet has heartworms. The worm is dangerous to cats and dogs. Heartworms are transferred by a mosquito that has bitten an infected cat or dog. The bite allows the worm larvae to your pet.
Heartworms create a severe health issue for your pet to organ damage and disease. An untreated heartworm condition can be fatal. The worms do not die off on their own. Instead, adult worms will continue to mate and produce offspring. This production means the number of worms your dog or cat is hosting will continue to increase. If you haven't had your pet checked for heartworm, there are signs to watch for. These include:
- Decreased appetite
- Lack of interest in any activity
- Persistent coughing
- Weight loss
After having your pet examined by our vet for heartworm, if worms are found inside your bed, our veterinarian will discuss the following steps to get your pet on a regimen to eliminate the heartworm infestation and get your pet on the right path to good health. Proper treatment will address fatigue, weight loss, and decreased appetite to support your pet's energy level.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
Our Lakeville and nearby Middleborough, MA, offices have experienced staff. Our veterinarian has extensive experience with checking, diagnosing, and determining a plan of action to provide your pet with the needed service. We are here to help your fur buddies at all healthcare service levels. Call our office at (508) 947-1309 to schedule an appointment.