Parasite Control at North Center Animal Hospital
We want to help you keep your pet safe from harmful parasites!
Parasite prevention is a very important part of keeping your dog happy and healthy. Parasites prevention recommendations we make at North Center Animal Hospital include protection from:
- External Parasites
- Internal Parasites
External parasites include fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. These parasites not only cause discomfort, scratching, and skin infections but they can also transmit several serious diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Tularemia, Typhus, Hemobartonellosis, Bartonellosis, etc. We will discuss your pet’s health and lifestyle with you in order to help you decide on the best external parasite prevention option for your pet.
Internal parasites refer to intestinal parasites, which include four common worms and some species of microscopic protozoan. The four common worms found in pets are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Examples of microscopic protozoan are toxoplasmosis, Coccidia and giardia. To protect your pet from these parasites, our team at North Center Animal Hospital recommends regular fecal tests to make sure they are parasite free. During your visit we will also discuss how to minimize the chance of exposure or infection with these parasites and where your pet may be most at risk.
Heartworms are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is 100% preventable through the use of monthly heartworm prevention. We will discuss your pet’s lifestyle and will help you decide what type of heartworm prevention would be the most effective for your pet.
Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about our parasite prevention services!