Dogs and cats are likely to become infected with parasites at some point in their lives. If left undetected and untreated, they will affect a pet’s well-being – from simply being irritating to causing a variety of life-threatening conditions. Some parasites can even infect and transmit disease to humans, with children being an especially vulnerable target! Parasites don’t discriminate; both indoor and outdoor pets are at risk.
When it comes to parasitic illness, it's always better to prevent than to treat. That's why Burrstone Animal Hospital recommends annual testing for intestinal parasites as well as heartworm and tick-borne diseases.
For further information please visit the links below:
Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)'s pet owner page
American Heartworm Society