Preventing Pet Parasites

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Parasites are more than just a nuisance to your pet. Parasites live on or inside animals at the expense of your pet’s health. It’s important to take preventive measures against parasites because when pets bring them home, they threaten the entire household. Fleas will bite humans and pets alike, and internal parasites such as roundworms are transmissible to humans. The health of your whole family can be safeguarded by learning about the danger of parasites and what you can do to stop them.

Your Pet Is at Risk From Two Types of Parasites:

External Parasites

Fleas and ticks are the most common external parasites that threaten our pets. When these parasites take residence on your pet, not only do they cause discomfort, but also they can cause a host of skin infections and transfer diseases.

Internal Parasites

Worms and other intestinal parasites can live unseen inside your pets, potentially causing a wide range of symptoms. Puppies and kittens can be born with internal parasites and remain susceptible to harmful parasites throughout their lives.

The fight against all parasites is a lifelong battle. Regularly scheduled examinations are key to discovering and treating these problems. There are parasites whose presence can only be determined through blood tests and microscopic fecal diagnostic tests. Regular examinations and preventive medicine are your pet’s best defense against parasites. For more information, explore the recommendations of the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

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