Pet Parasite Prevention in Orlando, FL

Downtown Pet Hospital

Pet Parasite Prevention in Orlando, FL | Downtown Pet Hospital

Parasites are a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly treated or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible depending on age, region, and other factors. Some parasites are also zoonotic, meaning that they can be transmitted to humans.

Fleas

These tiny bugs fall into the category of ectoparasites, meaning they live on or just under your petís skin. If your pet is suffering from an infestation of fleas, you can be fairly confident that they are residing in your home and yard as well. While fleas are hard to see, you will most definitely detect evidence of them through your pet scratching and biting. Occasionally, you may see tiny, wingless brown spots moving quickly across the skinís surface.

Ticks

Ticks are another parasite that commonly affect dogs, particularly during the summer season. While you can find ticks in almost any environment, their favorite spots are warm, grassy and wooded areas. Certain types of tick bites can be quite harmful to your pet, causing symptoms like irritation, hypersensitivity, skin damage, anemia and can spread diseases that can be dangerous if left untreated.

Internal parasites

It is not unusual for puppies or kittens to harbor internal parasites, derived from their mother or litter. These parasites can alter how effectively your puppy or kittenís body can absorb nutrients, and ultimately affect their healthy growth and development.

Prevention

The good news is that through preventative measures and pharmaceuticals, we can successfully protect your pet! The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on you and your pet. Parasites like heartworms can even be fatal, so prevention is of the utmost importance.

At Downtown Pet Hospital it is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your furry family member. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about the proper parasite prevention methods for your pet in Orlando, FL.

Veterinarian in Orlando, FL
Downtown Pet Hospital
110 Weber St
Orlando, Florida 32803
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