Intestinal Parasite Prevention

Parasites include, but are not limited to:

  • Coccidia
  • Giardia *
  • Hookworms *
  • Roundworms *
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Toxoplasmosis *

Remember all cats and dogs should be offered a HWT and a fecal!

It is fairly common for a dog or a cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in its lifetime. Parasites can affect your dog or cat in a variety of ways, ranging from simple irritation to causing life-threatening conditions if left untreated.

* Some parasites are zoonotic which means they can infect and transmit diseases to people. (> 10,000 cases documented in the USA /year).

Prevention is simple

  1. Conduct fecal exams 1 -2 times per year on adult healthy pets.
  2. Some Heartworm preventatives are also broad-spectrum anti-parasitic drugs with activity against intestinal zoonotic diseases. Use them year round to help control parasitic infections in your pet.
  3. De-worm your pet at least once a year.