Warmer weather means more play time outside with your pets – and unfortunately, higher chances of them becoming exposed to insects and parasites.

dog panting Many pets are diagnosed with diseases carried by fleas, ticks and mosquitoes each year. The cost of treatment can be expensive, and some diseases can lead to serious illnesses. Many of these parasites can even be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

Prevention is the best approach in protecting your loved ones. Here's what we recommend at Lancaster Small Animal Hospital:

  • Heartworm Preventatives: They protect against the harmful disease spread by mosquitoes. They also help treat and prevent intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
  • Flea/Tick Preventatives: Flea and tick preventatives protect your pet against pesky fleas that can transmit tapeworms, and ticks that may spread Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other diseases.

There are a variety of oral, topical, and collar options to choose from. We can help you pick the right product for your pet based on his or her needs. Call us at 716-681-3033 today!

It is with great pleasure but also great sadness that we announce Dr. Kimberly Dusza’s retirement from Lancaster Small Animal Hospital on April 14, 2018.

Currently we do not have another veterinarian on staff who is trained in acupuncture, but we hope to reinstate acupuncture services in the future. Lancaster Small Animal Hospital will continue to offer therapeutic laser treatments that can be used as an alternative form of pain control for your pet. If you are interested in this service, please call our office at (716) 681-3033.

If you would like a recommendation for veterinarians trained in acupuncture, one of our staff members would be happy to assist you. We will continue to provide pets with Chinese herbs upon request until our stock is depleted. Additionally, we will continue to carry VetriScience Supplements indefinitely.

We thank you all for your support and understanding during this time of transition. Dr. Dusza will be greatly missed by the staff and clients at Lancaster Small Animal Hospital. We wish her the best of luck in this new and exciting chapter in her life!

- The Staff at Lancaster Small Animal Hospital

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