Nobody wants to see parasites wiggling around in their pets' feces or see little black fleas jumping around on their fur. Parasite control is something so simple that will help prevent your pet from going through that pain and discomfort. Working with our veterinary team will ensure your dog/cat is protected from those creepy crawlers and promote a healthy lifestyle overall. To get your pet started on a prevention plan, please contact us at 204-728-0033.
What parasites can my pet get?
There are two main types of parasites that can potentially infect your pet: external and internal parasites. Whereas internal parasites live inside the body and cause a wide range of health problems in pets, external parasites feed on the outside of the body and cause skin irritation, itching, and many more. Here are some common parasites that can affect pets:
- Intestinal parasites
- Ear mites
How are parasites a threat to my pet's health?
Parasites can pose a serious threat to your pet's health as they carry a range of diseases that are not only harmful to pets but humans too. These parasites can damage your pet's health in several ways:
- Nutritional depletion
- Organ damage
- Skin irritation and infection
- Disease transmission
- Digestive problems
Does my pet need parasite prevention in the winter too?
Yes! No matter what season we are in, pets still need parasite prevention in the winter. While it is true that some parasites are less active in colder weather, many can still survive and infect your pet. For example, fleas and ticks can infect year-round, especially if your pet spends time outdoors or is exposed to other animals. Additionally, some internal parasites can survive in the environment for extended periods and continue to be a threat to your pet's health.