Anytime your pet is in contact with grasses and soils where other infected pets or wildlife have been, they can encounter parasites. All puppies and kittens have parasites. People can also become infected with these parasites from improper hygiene and kisses or licks from your pets on your hands or face.
So how do you keep your pets and family safe from parasites?
The best way is prevention. We recommend monthly prevention to avoid timely and costly testing. Blood parasite testing is also recommended to check for parasites like heartworm, and disease contracted from tick bites, such as Lyme disease and Erlichia.
Parasite prevention is still important for indoor only pets, as these pets can still become infected from other outdoor pets, ingesting insects or rodents, or even from the shoes/clothes of owners that have been outside and exposed to parasite eggs.
Talk to the team at Heartland Veterinary Clinic today, to get your pet(s) protected!