Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasites are tiny critters that can make your pet’s life miserable. If your pet gets infected with parasites they can suffer from serious illnesses like Lyme disease. Preventing parasites in pets may also protect the rest of your family. Some parasites can be transmitted to humans. It is always easier and more cost-efficient to prevent parasites than to treat them.

What parasites may affect my pet?

Here’s a list of parasites that may affect your pet:

1. Ticks
2. Fleas
3. Ear mites
4. Hookworm
5. Tapeworm
6. Roundworm

What are signs of parasites in pets?

There are many signs that may indicate your pet is infected with parasites. If you notice any of these signs you should always have them checked out by a veterinarian. Some signs to look for in your pet are:

  • Hair loss
  • Red bumps
  • Swollen belly
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Protruding lumps
  • Diarrhea
  • Brown or black buildup in ears
  • Constant itching and scratching

    Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you see any of these signs. Call us at 506.455.1700.

    How can I protect my pet from parasites?

    The best way to protect your pet from parasites is to have them on a year-round prevention plan. Your furry friend can become infected at any time of the year. Even if your pet stays inside your home they can still get parasites from other pets or even from humans they interact with.