Protect Your Pets from Parasites

Preventing parasites in your pets is important for their health – and yours. There are a number of parasites that infect dogs and cats internally and externally that can infect you as well. Common external parasites include fleas, ticks and mites.The most common internal parasites are heartworms and intestinal parasites such as Giardia and worms (e.g. roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.)

About Parasites

It’s time to make plans to protect your pet from parasites! Don’t wait until itching, illness or discomfort starts. A quick visit to your De Anza Veterinarian Clinic for a parasite screening will help keep you and your pet blissfully parasite free to enjoy the great outdoors in the coming spring and summer months.

What You Can Do to Fight Parasites

It is safer and much less expensive to prevent disease rather than to treat it. We recommend that all dogs and cats in the area be on heartworm, flea and tick preventives.

The Signs of Parasite Infestation

It’s that time of year to visit or call us for details on what the parasite (fleas, ticks, roundworms, heartworm) situation is in our area. We can direct you to which screenings or preventive treatments are best for your pet.