Parasites can create a lot of health concerns for your furry friend. The longer they take up residence in your pet or stay on their skin, the more dangerous they are to their health. Though some parasite infections are treatable, parasite control is cheaper for you and less painful for your pet. If you haven’t already, consider starting your pet on a parasite control plan.
How do I know if my pet has a parasite infection?
Sometimes, your pet might be asymptomatic when they’re first infected by a parasite. It’s important to pay close attention to any subtle changes in their behaviour. Signs you can look out for include:
- Weight loss
- Bloated stomach
- Less active
What types of parasites do preventives protect my pet against?
Your pet is susceptible to both internal and external parasites. External parasites like fleas, ticks and ear mites target your pet’s skin, causing allergic reactions and skin irritation. Internal parasites like heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms can take up residence inside your pet, causing damage to their organs and other vital systems. Depending on the parasite control plan we develop for your furry family member, either one or a combination of medications will provide protection against these parasites.
What parasite control options are available?
Parasite preventives are available as topical creams, injections and oral medication. Depending on your pet’s risk factors for certain parasite infections, we’ll create a parasite protection plan that supports their needs. The most important thing is to ensure your pet receives their monthly dosage to be fully protected. If you’re interested in discussing your options more or creating a plan for your furry family member, please contact us at 403-938-4171.