Dogs and cats are susceptible to both internal and external parasites. Unfortunately, people can also contract the same parasites. Therefore it’s very important to control parasites in your pet to protect your entire family.
The intestinal parasites include four common worms and some species of microscope protozoan. The common worms are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Coccidea, toxoplasmosis, and giardia are a few of the protozoa. It is important to have a fecal (stool) sample checked twice a year for the presence of eggs or parasites.
For dogs that have frequent contact with other animals at dog parks, kennels, boarding facilities, and groomers or pets that have abnormal stools should have a fecal sample checked more frequently.
External parasites include fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. These parasites not only cause discomfort, scratching, and skin infections but can also transmit several serious diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Erlichiosis, Babeseosis, Tularemia, Typhus, Plague, Hemobartonellosis, Bartonellosis, and more. Once we identify the specific parasites we can begin the proper treatment for your pet.
We can help protect your pet and family from all of these parasites and diseases. Call us today to set up an appointment for examination and treatment or preventative measures.
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital ©2019
136 Salmon Brook St Granby, CT 06035
Veterinary Website Design by Cheshire Partners