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Parasite Prevention and Control

Parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans.

Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans. Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Doctor Zafir can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Areas We Serve

Palm Beach and Northern Broward County

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

By Appointment Only


Vets to Pets is a full-service veterinary mobile / house call practice, located in Southern Palm Beach County. Servicing Boca Raton, Delray Beach. Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Greenacres, Wellington, as well as Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, and Lighthouse Point, in Broward County.

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