Parasite Control and Prevention

At Manzini Animal Hospital, we believe you are your pet’s best chance at a happy life. This is why we encourage our clients to get their pets on a parasite prevention plan. Without protection from parasites, your furry friends can suffer from an infestation that may lead to conditions such as Lyme disease and rabies. In addition, some of the illnesses caused by a parasitic infestation can be transmitted to humans.

What are some parasites that may affect my pet?

  • Fleas
  • Ear mites
  • Ticks
  • Ringworm
  • Mange mites
  • Roundworm
  • Hookworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Coccidi

Is diarrhea a sign that my pet has parasites?

Yes, pets who are infected with parasites, especially intestinal worms may suffer from diarrhea. Diarrhea can also be a reaction or symptom of many other health issues so you should always have a veterinarian determine the cause. Other symptoms of a parasitic infection are:

  • Swollen belly
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Vomiting
  • Red bumps
  • Persistent itching or scratching
  • Brown buildup in ears
  • Lumps on the skin

How can I protect my pet from parasites?

We recommend a year-round prevention plan to keep parasites away. The weather on Vancouver Island is perfect for parasites to live in, especially fleas and ticks that are prevalent all year. Living in this type of environment means that your furry pal can be infected at any time. To get your pet started on a parasite prevention plan, call 250.724.4444.

My pet stays indoors; do they still need parasite prevention?

Yes, your indoor pets need to be protected from parasites. Staying inside does not make them immune to parasites. Parasites can enter the home through other animals and even on the clothes that humans wear.


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