Skycrest Animal Clinic   5301 Route 83   Long Grove, Illinois 60047   Phone 847-634-3538
MONDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  TUESDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  WEDNESDAY 8:00 am - Noon *Closed Afternoon  THURSDAY 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  FRIDAY 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  SATURDAY 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  SUNDAY - CLOSED HOURS OF OPERATION
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The most common parasites that we treat and prevent are Heartworms, fleas, ticks and a multitude of intestinal parasites. We recommend yearly testing for internal parasites as well as Heartworm and tick-borne diseases. Testing is simple and pain free for your pet. To test for intestinal parasites we ask that you bring a sample of your pet’s stool to their annual exam and we will test it for any parasites. To test for Heartworm and tick-borne disease we will take a small blood sample from your pet. For both tests we will have results by the next day, sometimes even sooner, and if your pet needs treatment we can start right away. Preventing parasites is very easy and will save you the frustration and cost of treating your pet if they were to get infected with heartworm disease, fleas, ticks or parasites in their stool. For prevention of Heartworms as well as treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms we recommend that you give your pet Heartgard Plus. It is a beef chewable that you will administer to your pet monthly. Most pets seem to really like the taste and have no problem taking it like a treat. Check out our Heartworm Disease page to answer any questions you may have. For the prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks we recommend either Nexgard or Frontline. Frontline is a topical medication that you administer to your pet’s skin monthly. Nexgard is a beef chewable that you would administer to your pet like a treat monthly. Both need to be administered monthly, even during the winter. It is a common misconception that you do not need to give your pet preventatives for fleas and ticks in the winter because they are not active, however this is not the case. While fleas are most generally active during hot and humid temperatures, ticks are active anytime the weather is at or above freezing. AND if the temperature drops below freezing one day but then is above the next you better believe the ticks will be out enjoying it! Check out the pictures to the right to see what kinds of ticks are prevalent during the different months of the year and how many days we had above freezing last winter. Last year we had a very mild winter (November through February) with only 23 days below freezing. That means that all of the other days from November through February your pet was at risk of getting ticks. If you did not treat them with Frontline or Nexgard that left them susceptible to ticks latching on and possibly passing on a tick- borne disease. Make sure to keep your pet safe this year by giving them preventative year round! Check out our Flea and Tick page to answer any questions you may have. Check out our Flea and Tick page to answer any questions you may have. The cost of preventing Heartworms, fleas, ticks and parasites is far less than the cost to treat the diseases that can occur because of them. Thanks to Merial, the manufacturer of Heartgard, Frontline and Nexgard, we are able to offer our clients rebates to help off-set the cost of prevention. Visit our SPECIAL OFFERS page.
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SKYCREST ANIMAL CLINIC   5301 ROUTE 83   LONG GROVE, IL 60047  PHONE: 847-634-3538
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WE’LL HELP YOU CHOOSE THE BEST  PARASITE PREVENTATIVE
The most common parasites that we treat and prevent are Heartworms, fleas, ticks and a multitude of intestinal parasites. We recommend yearly testing for internal parasites as well as Heartworm and tick-borne diseases. Testing is simple and pain free for your pet. To test for intestinal parasites we ask that you bring a sample of your pet’s stool to their annual exam and we will test it for any parasites. To test for Heartworm and tick-borne disease we will take a small blood sample from your pet. For both tests we will have results by the next day, sometimes even sooner, and if your pet needs treatment we can start right away. Preventing parasites is very easy and will save you the frustration and cost of treating your pet if they were to get infected with heartworm disease, fleas, ticks or parasites in their stool. For prevention of Heartworms as well as treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms we recommend that you give your pet Heartgard Plus. It is a beef chewable that you will administer to your pet monthly. Most pets seem to really like the taste and have no problem taking it like a treat. Check out our Heartworm Disease page to answer any questions you may have. For the prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks we recommend either Nexgard or Frontline. Frontline is a topical medication that you administer to your pet’s skin monthly. Nexgard is a beef chewable that you would administer to your pet like a treat monthly. Both need to be administered monthly, even during the winter. It is a common misconception that you do not need to give your pet preventatives for fleas and ticks in the winter because they are not active, however this is not the case. While fleas are most generally active during hot and humid temperatures, ticks are active anytime the weather is at or above freezing. AND if the temperature drops below freezing one day but then is above the next you better believe the ticks will be out enjoying it! Check out the pictures to the right to see what kinds of ticks are prevalent during the different months of the year and how many days we had above freezing last winter. Last year we had a very mild winter (November through February) with only 23 days below freezing. That means that all of the other days from November through February your pet was at risk of getting ticks. If you did not treat them with Frontline or Nexgard that left them susceptible to ticks latching on and possibly passing on a tick-borne disease. Make sure to keep your pet safe this year by giving them preventative year round! Check out our Flea and Tick page to answer any questions you may have. The cost of preventing Heartworms, fleas, ticks and parasites is far less than the cost to treat the diseases that can occur because of them. Thanks to Merial, the manufacturer of Heartgard, Frontline and Nexgard, we are able to offer our clients rebates to help off-set the cost of prevention. Visit our SPECIAL OFFERS page.