Heartworm

At Westside Animal Clinic in Spring Hill, FL, pet parents have access to a local veterinarian providing quality pet care six days a week. From pet allergies and dental care to microchipping and pet surgery, the clinic handles your pet's needs in a calm, compassionate, and caring manner. 

Pet Care Services

One area that is important to pet owners is preventative care, which includes annual wellness exams to have an ongoing record of your pet's health. By scheduling a visit with our veterinarian, any problems or potential problems can be diagnosed and addressed in a timely manner. 

During a wellness exam at our Spring Hill clinic, our veterinarian will do several things. Your pet's overall condition is checked by examining its ears, mouth, nose, eyes, and skin, taking its temperature, checking its weight, listening to lungs and heart, and checking joints, abdomen, lymph nodes, and mobility.

Included in the thorough exam by our vet, pets receive initial vaccinations or updated vaccinations. Cats also receive testing for feline leukemia. Dogs and cats are tested for heartworm disease, which can affect both. Heartworm is a serious condition requiring heartworm treatment. If left untreated, a heartworm infestation can be fatal. 

About Heartworms

A pet diagnosed with heartworm disease needs immediate treatment. Heartworm is not a condition that goes away in time or on its own and requires specialized heartworm treatment. Heartworms are spread to dogs and cats via mosquito bites. The mosquito is a carrier of the heartworm larvae that it has usually acquired after biting an already infected dog or cat. Once the infected mosquito bites another pet, yours, it transfers the worm larvae to the pet, which then travels into your pet's bloodstream. 

After pets are infected with heartworms, they are subject to organ damage, lung disease, and heart failure. Some signs of heartworm infection include decreased appetite, mild but persistent cough, weight loss, lack of interest in exercising, and fatigue after any sort of moderate activity. 

Our Online Pharmacy

With our online pharmacy, we can provide your pet with the prescription medicine it needs to treat heartworm. You can also order flea and tick prevention medicine, specialty diet food, dental chews, treats, and more, from the comfort and convenience of home.

Schedule an Appointment

Whether it is for an initial wellness exam, determining if preventative care is needed, a dental exam, or exotic pet care, in Spring Hill, FL, Westside Animal Clinic has knowledgeable staff and experienced veterinarians to help your pet maintain a healthy lifestyle. Call us at (352) 683-1512 to schedule an appointment. Our office is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

 

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If you are calling after hours, please call emergency clinic 352-666-0904.

Primary Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed