Parasites are harmful to your furry and human family members as well. Parasites like fleas and ticks can cause serious diseases and infections in your pet. Unfortunately, parasitic infections can transmit from pets to humans and thus, prevention is the best care you can provide to your pet and your entire family.
How can I protect my pet from parasitic infections?
The best way to combat parasitic infections is to have a prevention plan in place for your pet. Our experienced veterinarians can help you build the best-suited prevention plan to keep them in the best health. Call us at 905-827-4100 to book an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
What kind of parasites can infect my pet?
There are two kinds of parasites – internal and external. Internal parasites are usually worms typically present in your pet’s digestive system. They can be treated with oral medication and deworming. External parasites like fleas and ticks are usually present on the exterior surface of your pet and within their ear canals. These parasites can even spread from pets to humans.
What are the common symptoms of parasite infections in cats and dogs?
If you notice any of the following symptoms, call and book an appointment to meet with our veterinarians who can help treat your furry pal’s ailments:
- Skin irritation
- Red bumps on the skin
- Swollen belly
- Hair loss
- Excessive itching and scratching
- Dry skin