Steps to Preventing Internal Parasites:
- Have puppies and kittens dewormed at an early age.
- Start or keep your dog on a year round heartworm & flea/tick preventative.
- Learn to recognize and avoid possibly contaminated soil, sand, plants and other objects. Teach children to do the same.
- Keep play areas, lawns, and gardens around your home free of animal waste.
We recommend for all our patients that a yearly fecal test be done to be sure your pet is free of internal parasites. We also recommend that your pet receive heartworm and internal parasite preventatives year round since exposure to internal parasites occurs year round, even here in frigid Minnesota! Birds, rabbits and rodents are common carries of these parasties.
To protect your dog against fleas/ticks we recommend Bravecto (12 week dose) & for internal parasites we offer Interceptor (monthly dose).