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Pet Parasite Prevention in Colorado Springs
At Centennial Animal Hospital, we're committed to giving every patient the customized, comprehensive care they deserve. Our goal is to spare you and your pets from preventable pain and suffering, while enriching your lives with many healthy, happy years together. Preventative care is essential to this mission, and it's not limited to wellness exams and vaccinations. We also offer products and treatments that prevent parasites from infecting your pets.
Because every patient is unique (and we treat them as such), we can't predict exactly what products your pets will need until we meet them. Parasite exposure risks depend on species, breed, age, exercise habits, geography, and a variety of other factors. However, we think it's important for every pet owner to understand the following basics of pet parasite prevention.
Common Dog and Cat Parasites
Our Colorado Springs veterinary hospital is equipped to prevent and treat parasite infestations, but prevention is always better and more effective. We carry a variety of parasite prevention products at our hospital, including prescription and non-prescription products, oral and topical application methods, and preventatives for internal and external parasites.
Here are the most common external parasites for dogs and cats:
- Ear Mites
- Mange Mites
Other parasites actually infest the intestinal system or other major organs. When pets have external parasite infestations, they may accidentally ingest eggs or larvae, causing infestations within their bodies. These internal parasites include:
Parasite Treatment in Colorado Springs
If your pet already has parasites, they may be suffering in ways you don't notice yet. If you suspect your dog or cat already has worms, it's important to seek treatment right away. Symptoms of worms in dogs include coughing, vomiting, appetite loss, weight loss, and low energy levels. Cats don't always exhibit the same symptoms, but cats may have worms in their stool, and kittens with hookworms may have bloody stool, diarrhea, weakness, and stomach pain.
We also treat flea infestations, ear mites, mange, and other external parasites. Ask your Colorado Springs vet about shampoos, and ointments if your pet has external irritation or you're struggling to eliminate pests from your home.
Parasite Prevention in Colorado Springs
No pet owner wants to see their dog or cat suffer because parasites have taken over their body. Protect your pets from fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites by making sure they receive consistent doses of preventative products. Each Colorado Springs veterinarian at our hospital offers customized parasite prevention for their patients.
Talk to your veterinarian about parasite prevention today. They will consider your pet's age, health, and lifestyle before recommending the products they need to minimize risks and avoid painful, debilitating infestations later. We encourage you to act quickly to protect your new pets, then keep up with a lifelong schedule of regular parasite prevention.
Call our Local Colorado Springs Animal Hospital today!
Contact Centennial Animal Hospital today for more information on parasite prevention and to schedule an appointment. Or call Centennial Animal Hospital at 719-528-1693 to get started on your pet's preventative regimen.