Parasites are extremely harmful and can cause many issues of concerns for your pet. There are both internal and external parasites, so you need to take all possible precautions to reduce any chance of your pet getting infected.
What are the main external parasites?
Fleas and ticks are two of the most common external parasites. They attach to your pet and feed off their blood.
- Fleas: they can transmit a number of blood-borne diseases like blood parasites and intestinal worms. It is common for animals infected with fleas to experience itching or even allergic reactions.
- Ticks: these increasingly common parasites are difficult to get rid of. They can infest your home or wherever else you happen to be. They can transmit diseases like Lyme disease and tularaemia and even cause tick paralysis.
How do I prevent parasites?
Parasites are definitely a case of prevention being the best cure. You can administer anti-parasite treatments and control where your pet goes outside. Large green spaces like forests and grass are likely to contain more parasites, for example. Our team is available to help you reduce the risks of infection. Contact us to learn about the different solutions and products that may work for your pet.
What are signs that my pet has parasites?
Below are some of the better-known symptoms. You should still contact us if you have any doubts. It is important to address these problems quickly as they can have a major impact on your pet’s health.
- Cough or breathing difficulties
- Hair loss and dry skin
- Itching and scratching
- Loss of appetite
- Visible masses
- Red bumps