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7039 FM 1464 Suite #240
Richmond, TX 77407
Phone: 281-265-0009
Fax: 844-649-1432

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Wednesday9am - 6pm
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Pet Parasite Prevention in Richmond, TX

When we look at our pets, one of the last things we want to think about is parasites, whether that means fleas and ticks, or internal parasites, including heartworms.  Unfortunately, no matter how cute and loving our pets are, they are vulnerable and it is up to us as pet owners to find a veterinarian in Richmond, TX who is committed to helping our pets steer clear of intestinal parasites as well as fleas and ticks. At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, Dr. Paul Fidelis is dedicated not only to pet parasite prevention in Richmond but to your pet's overall health and well-being.

How We Can Help Your Pet

Whether you are bringing a new puppy or kitten into the vet in Richmond or an older pet, one of the first things the vet will check is whether your pet has picked up parasites. These might be on the inside, as intestinal parasites, or on the skin, such as fleas and ticks. A lot of itching could mean fleas and ticks, but if your pet has been experiencing digestion issues, weight loss or poor overall health and energy they might be infected with something else.

Common Intestinal Parasites

The most common intestinal parasites in dogs and cats include roundworms, hookworms, coccidia, tapeworms, and whipworms, and some of them can affect humans as well as pets. Although any of these can make your pet uncomfortable, it doesn't mean they always will. Symptoms sometimes don't show up right away, and by the time they do they may have already harmed your pet's internal organs in a way that could be diminishing their quality of life or even their lifespan.

Heartworms

Although heartworms are another parasite, the potential damage they can cause, especially in dogs puts them in a class by themselves. The worms can potentially be a foot long, and live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessel of the animal. If heartworms are not prevented, Some dogs that are untreated can carry hundreds of worms in their bodies. Cats are less affected, but heartworms can still cause damage and prevention is very important. This means both dogs and cats should be tested annually, and be on a monthly regimen of heartworm prevention medicine.

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are not only damaging to the skin, but can cause other diseases as well. Your vet in Richmond will have the most comprehensive treatment options for fleas and ticks, while over the counter options may be incomplete.

What You Can Do to Help Your Pet!

Pet owners play an important role in preventing parasites from invading their pet's life:

Limit Your Pet's Exposure to Parasites

Animals are driven to explore, and while you sometimes want to encourage them, you don't want to encourage parasites. Pet waste often contains intestinal parasite eggs, so it is important to pick up waste as soon as possible after your pet eliminates in order to prevent reinfection of your pet, or of any other animal that passes by. When on walks or at the park with your pet, be sure to keep your eye out for pet waste, and stop your pet from exploring these areas.

Contact Kindred Care Pet Hospital to Learn More about Pet Parasite Prevention

Recent statistics show that pets are seeing less of their veterinarians than they used to. As a result, more preventable diseases are showing up. If you're looking for a vet in Richmond, Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, TX is ready to help you care for your pet. Contact us at 281-265-0009 to schedule an appointment.

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At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wednesday 11/21/2018: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, 11/22/2018 CLOSED

Friday 11/23/2018 CLOSED

We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, 11/24/2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Call to schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Fidelis is an amazing Vet. that has cared for all my dogs! He is knowledgeable in all aspects of canine care.

              -Shelly B/ Bangkok

I highly recommend bringing your beloved 4 legged kids to Dr. Fidelis! He helped save the life of our precious dog Lemon and continues to provide the best care for her. He also sees our 3 cats. Dr. Fidelis genuinely cares for all the pets he comes in contact with. We are so grateful for his kind spirit and determination to provide only the best care for our pets. I will never take my kids anywhere else! - Chrissy M / Katy, TX

Office Hours

DayMorning
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed

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7039 FM 1464 Rd, Suite 240
Richmond, TX 77407
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