Puppies and Kittens
As part of your new pet’s initial assessment, we will talk about parasite control. Many puppies and kittens will have acquired external and intestinal parasites from their mother. Your veterinarian will assess your pet for external parasites such as fleas and ear mites. We recommend that you provide us with a fresh fecal sample for analysis of intestinal parasites including round worms, hook worms, whip worms and coccidia. If any of these parasites are detected then a treatment plan will be prescribed by your veterinarian.
Even adult pets are at risk for transmitting parasites. Depending on your pet’s habits and lifestyle we can tailor a preventive parasite program. Prevention is always ideal, but if your pet does develop a parasite burden products are available to treat these conditions.
Parasite Newsletter (PDF file, 152 Kb)