Parasites are an unpleasant sight for pet owners, as they can be seen in feces or on the fur of pets. To prevent this, parasite control measures should be taken, and our veterinary team can help with this. By working together, we can ensure that your pet is protected from parasites and maintain good health. To begin a prevention plan for your pet, please contact us at 250-727-2125.
What parasites can infect my pet?
Two categories of parasites can affect cats and dogs: internal and external parasites. External parasites comprise fleas, ticks, lice, and mange mites, while internal parasites include heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and roundworms, that reside in the intestinal tract. These parasites can impact your pet's skin, organs, and overall health. It is thus important to take preventive measures to protect your pet.
How are parasites a threat to my pet’s health?
Parasites can be a significant risk to the health of your pets, as they can transmit various diseases that can be harmful to both pets and humans. These parasites can harm your pet's health in multiple ways:
- Nutritional depletion
- Organ damage
- Skin irritation and infection
- Disease transmission
- Digestive problems
How does parasite prevention work?
To ensure your pet's health and prevent the spread of parasites to your family, we develop a comprehensive parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet's environment and lifestyle. This plan may include monthly preventatives and other techniques to protect against parasites. It's important to give your pet the medication on time to maintain their health, even during the winter.