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Call Today: 615-383-4241
4408 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Advice

At Murphy Road Animal Hospital, we know that quality veterinary care begins with preventative measures that help promote a healthy and happy life. We know that fleas and ticks are common and inconvenient problems for pets and their owners. Heartworm, while rarer, can be fatal if not managed corrected. Make us your first stop for preventative care and talk with our doctors about ways we can help keep your pet healthy. 

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Heartworm Prevention in Nashville

Heartworm is a deadly disease. While it can be controlled with medication, it is best to prevent your pet from contracting heartworm and understanding the symptoms of heartworm infection in Nashville.

For dogs, we offer a prescription heartworm control treatment that you administer orally once a month. This prevents heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms as well as offering flea control. 

For cats, we recommend a topical heartworm control, which you apply to the back of your cat's neck once a year. This product also prevents roundworms and hookworms, and controls ear mites. 

Since roundworms and hookworms can be transmitted to you and your children, it is very important that you administer these medications on a regular basis. 

While some pets present no symptoms, many do. If you see any of the following, we urge you to bring your pet in so our veterinarian in Nashville can do a heartworm check: 

  • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • Sudden collapse
  • Coughing 

Flea and Tick Control 

We offer several flea and tick prevention methods for cats and dogs. You may give your pet a collar for total flea and tick control for a 6-month period. Or you may apply a topical product once a month to kill any adult fleas and stop fleas from laying eggs. 

If you find out that your pet has fleas, we can offer flea bath and flea medication products. Likewise, we can remove ticks from your pets or counsel you on how to do this yourself.

It is critical to treat your pets for fleas and ticks all year round in Nashville. We strongly recommend that you check with us before using any flea and tick product on your pet. Some products may be too strong for kitties, puppies, or small dogs. Additionally, we offer products that are competitively priced and guaranteed to be up to date for your peace of mind and your pet's protection. 

Do you need more heartworm or flea & tick medication? We are happy to provide this for you if you contact our vet and let us know that you need more medication. If you need flea treatment, suspect your pet has heartworm, or find a tick, we can provide additional services. Call us at 615-383-4241 if you need anything.