Your pets can be exposed at some point to parasites and they cause a great deal of discomfort and danger. Serious conditions like rabies can develop in your pet if parasites are left untreated. It is also important that parasites in pets be treated immediately as they are not only uncomfortable but can be zoonotic. This means that some parasites can transfer between different species such as from animals to humans.
What are common parasites in pets?
Some common parasites that can infest your pet are fleas, tapeworms, ticks, heartworm, roundworm, hookworm and ear mites.
What are signs of parasites in my pets?
There are signs that you can look for to tell if your pet has parasites. It is best that at the first sign of parasites you contact your veterinarian as no treatment can lead to more harmful issues.
- Hair loss
- Red bumps
- Loss of appetite
- Protruding lumps
- Itching and scratching
If you notice these signs in your pet please contact your veterinarian. Schedule your pet’s appointment for parasite control or prevention at 204-452-0911.
How can I protect my pets from parasites?
Your veterinarian can create a program for your pet to combat parasite infestations. This program would include a parasite prevention plan to ensure your pet remains protected. Even if your furry companion is an indoor pet, they still need to be protected against parasites as they can lead to life-threatening illnesses.