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Posted on 05-10-2017
Pet parasites are a normal part of the animal world. However, modern veterinary medicine means that you don't have to live with them anymore, and that is very good news for both you and your pets. Dogs and cats can get a number of easily preventable parasites.
As well as making your pet itchy, fleas can carry and infect your pet with tapeworms. Ticks can spread other diseases. Intestinal parasites can make your pet sick and listless. Many parasites can also spread to the humans in the family if left untreated. Pet parasite prevention in Fairfield is tailored to your pet's needs at our clinic.
Dogs and cats are not the only animals that can get parasites. Rabbits, ferrets and other common pets can get at least some of the parasites common to canines and felines. There are safe and effective treatments for parasites on or in all kind of animals.
Fleas, ticks and mites can live on your pet's skin and make them miserable as well as spread disease. Mosquitos can spread heartworm, which is a serious condition. To stop fleas and ticks, talk to your veterinarian in Fairfield today. There are many effective preventatives on the market now.
Intestinal worms and heartworms are the most common internal parasites found in dogs and cats. Heartworm is difficult to treat but easy to prevent. A simple blood test can detect it and a monthly treatment can prevent it.
Fecal samples are tested for the presence of worm eggs. If they are found, treatment can be provided. Your vet in Fairfield can also advise you as to what measures you can take to prevent these parasites from coming back.
Because there are dozens of treatments for parasites on the market today, it is important that you ask for advice about which treatments are best for your pet. At our animal hospital in Fairfield, we will talk to you about your pet's specific needs relating to health and circumstances. Call Sunset Animal Hospital, your veterinarian in Fairfield CA today.
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