Parasites may be small, but these creatures can cause life-threatening illnesses and wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common pet parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms), and single-celled (protozoan) parasites like coccidia and giardia.
Read on for more info on what each parasite is, how they’re spread, symptoms, treatments and preventatives available, and how prevalent they are.
We explain why yearly heartworm testing is recommended for every dog, every year – including those fortunate dogs who are on prevention every month year round.
Avoiding infection of heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks in your beloved dog and cat is essential for the pets’ health. This can easily be prevented in both dogs and cats with monthly medications purchased from your veterinarian. There are various preventatives on the market these days and each medication is slightly different in which parasites they protect against and the mode of how they work.