They say defence is the best offence. That is certainly true when it comes to parasites and your pets. Fleas, ticks, lice, worms and other creepy crawlies can cause serious damage to your pet’s overall health. With our help, you can ensure they have protection their whole life. Give us a call to learn more!
How can I protect my pet from parasites?
All pets should be on some type of preventive parasite medication. These are usually oral or topical and are administered once every few months, depending on the specific formula. Your veterinarian can determine the type best suited for your pet.
Do pets need parasite control in the winter?
Yes! Pets can still be exposed to parasites in the colder months. They can make their way inside your home and instantly infect your pet.
How do I know if my pet has parasites?
Symptoms will vary depending on the parasite, but some main warning signs to keep in mind are:
- Excessive itching, licking and scratching
- Scooting or dragging of their rear (a sign of worms)
- Black pepper-like dust on their fur (flea dirt)
- Blood in the stool/urine
- Increased irritability
- Rashes and other growths on their skin