Animal Hospital - Carolina Beach - Wilmington NC
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Pleasure Island Animal Hospital Services
If you have any question concerning any of our pet services, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital
1140 N.Lake Park Blvd Suite J
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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- Vaccine protocols for dogs & cats
- Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention
- Soft tissue & orthopedic surgery
- Home Again Microchip pet identification
- Pain relief and management for pets
- In-house and outside laboratory services
We also carry Purina Veterinary Diets
Hours of Operation:
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. After an infected mosquito injects heartworms into the pet, the heartworm goes through a series of stages before reaching the heart where they grow to be large adult worms. These worms grow to be several inches in length and live inside the heart and the large vessels surrounding the heart. Left untreated, these worms continue to grow and reproduce and cause signs of coughing, exercise intolerance, difficulty breathing, weakness, and death. In order to prevent this fatal disease from occurring, we administer heartworm preventative once monthly, year around. A heartworm test, prior to starting heartworm preventative, is necessary in order to determine the pet's disease status (negative or positive) and to determine a treatment and/or heartworm preventative plan specific for that pet.
We carry several heartworm preventatives, which include Trifexis, Iverheart Plus, Heartgard for dogs, and Revolution for cats.
Fleas and ticks
Fleas and ticks are blood-sucking insects that cause several diseases that can become fatal in our pets. Fleas and their bites can cause a number of problems such as Flea Allergic Dermatitis (an allergic skin condition), anemia (low red blood cells), Cat Scratch Fever, and Tapeworms (a type of intestinal worm). Infections from tick bites include Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and many more. These diseases can also eventually lead to death left untreated. It is so important to keep your pet up to date on preventative for fleas and ticks in order to prevent these deadly diseases from occurring.
We carry several products for flea and/or tick preventative: Comfortis for dogs & cats, Revolution for cats, K9 Advantix II, Frontline Tritak for cats, and Capstar.