Some parasites are only detectable in the later stages of an infection, which is why regular deworming can get rid of parasites you didn’t even know were there. Our team can prescribe a dewormer to give harmful parasites the boot.
How do pets get infected with parasites?
Most pets, even indoor ones, aren’t immune from parasite infections. Deworming can be a preventative measure to remove parasites even before you suspect your pet has them. It can also get rid of a confirmed infection after fecal testing. Some ways your pet could get a parasite infection include:
- Nursing with their mother
- Eating feces
- Ingesting parasite eggs
- Eating infected animals
How can internal parasites affect their body?
Internal parasites can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the stage of the infection or worm count. The worm count is the number of parasites inside your pet since many can reproduce and multiply rapidly. Common signs your pet has an internal parasite include diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, tiredness, weight loss, and passing worms in their stool.
Which dewormer is right for my pet?
For internal parasites, we usually recommend oral dewormers since they tend to live in your pet’s digestive system. Some of the most common parasites they help to eliminate include roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and hookworms. Depending on your pet’s age or susceptibility to parasite infections, we’ll recommend specific dewormers that work best at eliminating them. Pets should be dewormed at least once every 3 months. If your pet is due for a deworming, please contact us at 905-690-0040.