Parasites are tiny organisms that can infect your pet, leading to long-lasting health issues. Dogs and cats are susceptible to various parasites such as worms, fleas, ticks, and mange mites. Our comprehensive year-round prevention plan ensures effective protection against all parasites, safeguarding your beloved pet's well-being. To keep your pet healthy, call us at 705-692-4446 to get your preventive plan.
What’s the difference between internal and external parasites?
Internal parasites can infect your dog or cat’s internal organs, causing various health conditions. Common examples include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Certain intestinal parasites can also be transmitted from pets to humans. External parasites like fleas and ticks are more prevalent during specific seasons, following their breeding cycles. It's important to provide year-round protection against these parasites, as they can survive indoors even during colder months.
Is flea or tick prevention necessary in the winter?
Absolutely. During winter, some parasites can still pose a risk to your pet. Certain species of fleas and ticks remain active and thrive, especially on warmer days. These insects can easily infect cats and dogs. Fleas and ticks can survive in sheltered environments such as barns, sheds, and dog houses in wintertime. If your pet travels to regions where fleas and ticks are active year-round, a veterinarian will likely recommend preventive measures to keep them protected.
Why do indoor and outdoor pets need protection?
Even if your cat primarily stays indoors, parasites can still enter your home through other pets or openings like windows and doors. These parasites, both internal and external, can transmit various illnesses that pose risks to both you and your cat/dog. For instance, ticks can transmit Lyme disease, and heartworms can cause heartworm disease. Parasites are not limited to a specific season, but the risk of infection can be influenced by your pet's health, lifestyle, and environment. By implementing parasite protection measures, you can ensure peace of mind for yourself and provide your dog or cat with the necessary preventive care.