Protecting Your Pets From Parasites
Parasites are a common issues for pets of all kinds. Dr. Jyl offers some advice on protecting your loved ones.
Signs Your Pet May Be Infected:
- Dry, dull hair or coat
- Weight Loss
- Bloody Stools
- Lethargic or anemic behavior
- Visible worms on rectum or stool
Dr. Jyl talks with FOX40 about pet parasites
Protect Yourself Using Common Sense:
- Sanitation is key. Wash hands when picking up your pets stool, preparing food, and after visiting the restroom.
- Dispose pets stool immediately and practice proper yard maintenance.
- Wash pets bedding and check them daily for external parasites.
- When walking your pet avoid other stray animals stools.
- Avoid stagnant water locations and use only filtered water.
- Use appropriate deworming medications recommended by your veterinarian.
- Regular Vet visits and fecal examination once to twice a year.
- Cook pet foods completely, avoid raw meats, and wash vegetables thoroughly.
- Take precaution when traveling and avoid contaminated water.
- Clean litter boxes regularly and avoid completely if you are pregnant.
Protect Your Pets By Practicing Early Detection:
- Examine Your Pet Daily.
- Regular examinations at your veterinarian.
- Annual Heartworm Blood Test.
- Annual Fecal Examination Flotation, Spin, and Elisa Test.
- Stay Current on Flea/Tick and Heartworm Medication that contains dewormer
Dr. Jyl Rubin DVM (916) 989-0738