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Parasite Control

At CardioVet Veterinary Clinic, we prioritize the health and well-being of your beloved pets, which is why we emphasize the importance of parasite control. Parasites not only pose a threat to your pet's health but can also transmit diseases to other animals and even humans. Our veterinary team is dedicated to providing comprehensive parasite prevention and control measures tailored to your pet's specific needs. From regular screenings to customized prevention plans, we offer a range of solutions to protect your furry family members from fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. With our expertise and commitment to preventive care, you can trust us to keep your pets safe and healthy year-round. Schedule an appointment today to discuss parasite control options and ensure your pet's ongoing protection.

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FAQs

What parasites are common in cats and dogs?

  • Common parasites in cats include fleas, ticks, ear mites, and intestinal worms such as roundworms and tapeworms. Dogs can also be affected by these parasites, along with heartworms, which are transmitted by mosquitoes.

Why is parasite control important for my pet?

  • Parasites can cause a range of health issues in pets, from skin irritation and allergies to more serious conditions such as anemia, organ damage, and even death in severe cases. Additionally, some parasites can be transmitted to humans, posing a risk to human health as well.

How often should I administer parasite preventatives to my pet?

  • The frequency of parasite preventatives depends on the type of parasite and the product being used. In general, monthly preventatives are recommended for fleas, ticks, and heartworms, while intestinal parasite preventatives may be given less frequently but still regularly. Your veterinarian can provide personalized recommendations based on your pet's lifestyle and risk factors.

Are parasite preventatives safe for my pet?

  • Yes, parasite preventatives are generally safe when used as directed by your veterinarian. It's important to use products specifically formulated for your pet's species and weight, and to follow dosing instructions carefully.

Can indoor pets get parasites?

  • Yes, indoor pets can still be at risk of parasites. Fleas and ticks can be brought into the home by humans or other pets, and some parasites, such as certain intestinal worms, can be transmitted through contaminated soil or food.

How can I check my pet for signs of parasites?

  • Regularly inspect your pet's fur and skin for signs of fleas, ticks, or irritated areas. Watch for symptoms such as itching, hair loss, diarrhea, vomiting, or changes in appetite, which may indicate a parasite infestation. Routine fecal exams and blood tests performed by your veterinarian can also help detect parasites that may not be visible externally.

What should I do if I suspect my pet has parasites?

  • If you suspect your pet has parasites, contact your veterinarian immediately. They can perform diagnostic tests to identify the type of parasite and recommend appropriate treatment options. Do not attempt to treat your pet with over-the-counter medications without consulting a veterinarian, as some products may be ineffective or even harmful.

Is parasite control safe for puppies and kittens?

  • Yes, parasite control is safe for puppies and kittens, but the products used may vary based on their age, weight, and species. Your veterinarian can recommend safe and effective preventatives specifically designed for young animals.

Remember, regular veterinary check-ups and preventive care are essential for keeping your pet healthy and parasite-free. If you have any further questions or concerns about parasite control for your cat or dog, don't hesitate to contact us at.

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