Intestinal Parasite Prevention Recommendations

That one thing nobody wants to think about. A dreaded parasite. We certainly wouldn’t want our pets to have to suffer with something as horrific as having worms or other parasites living inside of them. Here are some ideas and recommendations to help with Parasite Prevention to help protect our beloved animals.

For optimal intestinal parasite prevention:

All puppies and kittens should receive Strongid at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age.  This dewormer treats roundworms, the parasite we are most concerned with in very young pups.

At 8 weeks of age all puppies should be started on Heartgard Plus, which contains a dewormer.

At 8-10 weeks of age all kittens should receive Drontal and all puppies not starting Heartgard Plus should receive Drontal Plus.  Drontal and Drontal Plus treat roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.

We recommend a fecal test at 12 weeks of age to ensure the intestinal parasites have been cleared.

All dogs and cats should have a fecal test annually and treated with Drontal (cats) or Drontal Plus (dogs) as appropriate based on fecal results.

If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment to have your animal checked or treated for parasites, Contact Us today!