Parasite Control – Prevention is Key.
Parasites are organisms that feed on or within other animals. Fleas and ticks are the most well-known offenders, but they are only part of the picture. Other common parasites include mites, lice, heartworm and a multitude of intestinal and other parasites.
Consider fleas, the most common ectoparasites on dogs and cats. These blood-sucking insects not only cause dermatitis but also carry and transmit disease to other animals and people. Fleas are more than just a nuisance.
With advances in veterinary medicine, most parasitic infections can be prevented. However, pet owners may not be fully aware of the appropriate measures to protect their pets and, in turn, themselves and their families. Call and schedule a clinic visit to get your pet on a prevention program.