Pets love to explore and they often do so by sniffing, licking, and getting their paws on anything they encounter. In parks, at home or in new or known places, they are at risk of getting infected by parasites. Parasites are organisms that can often cause fatal diseases if left untreated. The best way to keep your pet away from harm’s way is to have a year-round parasite control and prevention plan. Our experienced veterinarians can build a personalized plan for your pet. To know more about our services, please call us at 902-562-5551.
What is included in the parasite control and prevention plan?
The parasite control and prevention plan includes measures to protect your loyal companion from parasites. The vet will suggest preventative medications based on your pet’s lifestyle, surroundings and risk. Preventatives can lessen the damage that parasites can do to your pet. The prevention plan will also include recommendations on testing for parasites.
What steps can I take to prevent parasites from infecting my pet?
Some steps pet parents can take to keep parasites away include:
- Washing hands with soap and water, particularly children’s hands, after outdoor activities
- Washing hands thoroughly after handling pet feces
- Promptly removing and properly disposing of pet feces
- Washing hands before serving meals to pets
- If you have a garden or yard, keep it clean and wear gloves while gardening
- Keep kitty litters and sandboxes clean and closed when not in use
- Reducing your pet’s interaction with stray and wild animals
Can parasites be transmitted from canines to felines and vice versa?
Yes, some worms can transfer from cats to dogs. Parasites can be transmitted through cat and dog feces. Some parasites can even be transferred from pets to human family members. This is why it’s important to have a year-round parasite control and prevention plan.