7 Reasons Your Pet Can’t Stop Scratching

An itchy pet is an uncomfortable pet, and they will scratch, lick, and chew until they find relief, which often does not happen until they receive veterinary treatment. Many reasons can spur your pet’s need to scratch, and chief among them are allergies. Read on to discover if your furry pal’s itching is related to [...]

Watch Out for Worms: Heartworm Disease and Prevention for Pets

Although you’ve likely heard of heartworm disease, you may not know much about this parasitic condition. Our Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Willis team sheds light on the importance of protecting your four-legged friend from this mosquito-borne threat, which can be fatal if left untreated. Transmitting heartworm disease to pets Heartworm disease is a [...]

Parasites Prevention Is a Year-Round Commitment for Pet Owners

Pet owners commonly misconstrue that parasites disappear when the temperatures drop. While fleas, ticks, and heartworms thrive in warmer climates, they also remain a threat when the weather gets cold. Your pet can pick up fleas or ticks throughout the year because these pests can survive inside your home when the outside temperature becomes too [...]

Year-Round Pet Heartworm Prevention: Is it Really Necessary?

In our neck of the woods, we’re no stranger to bugs, but mosquitoes have a particularly bad reputation because they carry a disease that can be life-threatening to our pets. Heartworm disease can affect cats as well as dogs and is prevalent in all 50 states and Canada. The disease results from foot-long worms that [...]

Heartworm Prevention: The Only Way to Truly Protect Your Pet

Mosquitoes have a terrible reputation. While most adult mosquitoes are content to feast on plant nectar, females require blood meals prior to and following egg production. They torture humans with those itchy bites, but worst of all, they’re responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, west Nile, and the Zika virus. And they don’t just stop [...]

ProHeart 6: Combating Heartworm Disease Just Got Easier

As previously highlighted in a past blog, Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. It absolutely cannot emphasized enough that it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to contract heartworm disease. Luckily for pet owners, there is a wide array of heartworm prevention to [...]

The High Rate of Heartworm Disease in Texas

If there was tagline for heartworm disease, it would be: “It only takes one bite.” Unfortunately, many pet owners take a risk when it comes to heartworm. In addition, Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. Since heartworm can predispose your pet to life-threatening health issues, prevention is something [...]