We’ve all heard about fleas and ticks but those are just a few of the parasites that can cause harm to your loyal companion. Other dangerous parasites include mites, lice, worms and coccidia. Without treatment, a parasitic infection can lead to organ damage, pain and serious illnesses like Lyme disease. Parasites may look small but they can greatly affect your pet’s quality of life. To discuss how you can protect your fluffy pal, give us a call at 519-971-3100.
What are signs that my pet has parasites?
Each pet is different so the signs may not look the same. However, there are some common telltale signs you can look out for:
- Protruding lumps
- Red bumps
- Hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Dry consistent coughing
- Itching and scratching
How can I protect my pet from parasites?
It’s best to have your pet on a year-round protection plan. Parasites can attack at any time, even in the off-seasons. Some parasites can even live inside your pet during the winter months. In fact, your pet can catch parasites from other pets they meet during the colder seasons in kennels, doggy daycares and other settings. Based on your pet’s lifestyle and environment, our team will make recommendations on the additional ways you can protect your pet.
Do indoor pets need parasite prevention?
Yes. Parasites can enter your home through other pets and even on your clothing or shoes.