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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease can lead to organ damage, severe lung disease, and heart failure. It may even be fatal for pets in Tazewell County. This serious condition is typically found in cats, dogs, and ferrets. In this post, our vets explain why prevention is key. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Tazewell County vets explain how these external parasites thrive.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

One of the most common tick-borne diseases is Lyme disease. Today, our Tazewell County vets define Lyme disease in pets and tell us which symptoms to watch for, in addition to treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting annual fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Tazewell County vet a chance to examine your pet for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

The most common external parasite can make your pet especially miserable. If left untreated, a flea infestation can even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Tazewell County vets share early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Caring for Pets in Tazewell County

Pekin Veterinary Clinic is welcoming new clients to our preventive care. 

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