BOWDON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Pet Parasite Control

There may be times when you have to take preventative measures to help your dog or cat stay healthy. At Bowdon Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are here to help.
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Kimberly Green

Parasite Prevention

You may not always be able to detect parasites in your pet. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are so small (the size of a pinhead) that they are difficult to detect. Intestinal parasites such as roundworms can cause diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and other symptoms, but some infected pets show no symptoms at all.

Fortunately, our in-house laboratory can determine whether or not your pet has parasites in less than 10 minutes. We can also check your pet for fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Our knowledgeable staff can advise you on the best medications to control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also protects children and other family members, so let’s all work together to keep your pets and family safe.

Veterinary exams and parasite testing are critical steps in protecting your pet’s health. Allow our experienced staff to provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a parasite testing schedule, go over signs of parasites you can look for at home, go over ways to control parasites in and around your home, go over treatment options if your pet has parasites, and go over ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.