12677 County Road 472, Lindale, TX 75771
(903) 882-4688 (903) 882-4688

Clinic Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to Lindale Pet Hospital!

Dr. Koten and staff wish to welcome you to our practice. Our staff is very friendly and intuitive and tries to provide the best patient care we can. We are a family oriented business, and like to treat our patients as part of the family.
Lindale Pet Hospital is a full service animal hospital providing services to companion animals, food animals and equine.
Our services range from preventative care, medical care, dental services, surgical services, farm calls, and during business hours emergency care. We also offer boarding services to large and small animals. 

 

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Dr. Koten and staff offer compassionate and professional veterinary care for your dogs, cats and horses in the Lindale, TX area!

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Don't Lose Your Pet to Heartworm Disease

4/5/2016

Heartworm is a common parasite in dogs, cats, ferrets, and several mammal species. During National Heartworm Prevention Month, we urge you to learn more about the transmission, symptoms, and treatment of this parasite. Left untreated, heartworm disease can cause serious illness or the death of your beloved pet.

What is a Heartworm and How Does It Get Inside Your Pet?
A heartworm is approximately 12 inches long and lives inside the blood vessels, heart, and lungs of animals who are infected with it. The most typical course of transmission is through a mosquito. When a female heartworm is present inside of a dog or cat, she can reproduce thousands of microscopic worms that travel to the bloodstream. A mosquito ingests some of these baby worms when it stings an infected pet and feeds on his blood. Heartworm transmission occurs the next time the mosquito bites a pet. 

Symptoms of Heartworm in Dogs and Cats
Heartworms can live up to seven years in dogs and up to three years in cats. However, the two types of animals exhibit entirely different symptoms when infected. The first signs in dogs include early fatigue, appetite loss, persistent cough, and weight loss. Dogs with advanced heartworm disease will have a swollen belly, bloody urine, and labored breathing.

Cats tend to display either subtle or dramatic symptoms with no middle ground. Common symptoms include vomiting, appetite and weight loss, and coughing that develops into asthma. As the disease progresses, an infected cat may experience problems walking as well as fainting and seizures. Some cats show no symptoms of heartworm infestation until they collapse and die.

Diagnosing and Treating Heartworm Disease
If you’re the pet parent of a puppy or kitten, schedule an appointment with Dr. Koten at Lindale Pet Hospital when she is six months old. Dogs should be tested annually thereafter and started on a heartworm preventive as soon as possible. You can greatly reduce your cat’s risk of getting heartworm by keeping her indoors.

We encourage you to speak to Dr. Koten to establish a heartworm protocol for your pet as soon as possible. For your convenience, our clinic offers several different types of heartworm prevention products in our online store.

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~What Our Clients Say~

  • "Wonderful experience with my puppy today!!! Dr. Koten is very thorough, kind & patient!!
    The staff is "THE BEST"!!!!! Very blessed to call Lindale Pet Hospital our vet!!"
     

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