Parasite Counseling

It is very common for pets to get attacked by parasites at some point in their life. However, a good veterinarian can help prevent these parasites and treat your pet if it is attacked. At Cedar Grove Animal Hospital serving Mission and Maple Ridge, we offer parasite counseling services.

During these sessions, we help you notice some of the signs of parasites in your pets. We also create a preventative program for your pet, custom-made to suit your pet’s individual needs. Parasites can greatly affect your pet and cost you a lot with treatment. Our mission is to help you avoid all of that and support your pet's well-being.

Parasite Counseling

Common Parasites That Affect Pets

Parasites that attack pets are divided into internal and external groups. The most common internal parasites include:

  • Tapeworms
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Whipworms
  • Heartworms

External pests include:

  • Fleas
  • Mites
  • Ticks

The Signs and Symptoms of Parasites in Pets

Some of the signs and symptoms of internal parasites in pets include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased activity
  • Scooting

If a pet has external parasites, it may show symptoms like:

  • Irritation
  • Scratching and itching
  • Dull looking fur
  • Loss of fur

The Importance of Parasite Counseling

It is crucial to receive parasite counseling from a qualified veterinarian. We will advise you on how to prevent parasites from attacking your pet and signs to look for in case your pet is attacked. A vet will also advise you on a good parasite control program. Many parasites can be controlled, and it is always a better option than treatment.

Routine deworming is one of the best ways to control parasites in pets. We also establish an examination routine to check for parasites. The vet will advise you on what to do to prevent the transmission of parasites from pets to humans.

Complications of Parasites in Pets

Parasites can result in various complications for pets. For example, heartworms can cause heart failure, while ticks can cause Lyme disease. Intestinal parasites can also interfere with digestion, causing delayed growth and, in worse cases, even death. That is why it is crucial to take your pet to the veterinarian’s office immediately if you suspect your pet has parasites. Routine examinations are also important, as they can detect parasites even when your pet hasn’t developed any symptoms.

Get Parasite Counseling at Cedar Grove Animal Hospital in Mission, BC

Visit Cedar Grove Animal Hospital serving Mission and Maple Ridge for parasite counseling services. Our mission is to ensure that your pet is free from parasites that can interfere with his or her health. Call our team today at (604) 820-8552 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.