Parasites

A parasite is a critter that survives by depriving its host of nutrients. This causes sickness, disease and death. It’s not pretty. It’s not fun. Talk to your veterinarian about the parasites common in your area and how to prevent them from harming you or your pet. Some of the top ones we see are:

Heartworm Disease

Prevent. Prevent. Prevent. We can’t fix this.

If you thought that was the worse thing to come, get ready for…

Roundworms

 

You know who else besides your pets get Roundworms?

 

It’s you!

 

 

According to the CDC:

An estimated 807 million–1.2 billion people in the world are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides (sometimes called just Ascaris or ascariasis).

Utah boasts its fair share of parasites, but in the city we are relatively protected from a lot of them so I wasn’t sure which parasite to focus on next. I pulled out the product information sheet on our Revolution and decided to follow the list. When used on cats it is also used to treat or prevent fleas, ear mites, hookworms, and roundworms.

Ugh! It’s Fleas!!!

These little vampires are the scourge of all things furry. Rats, Cats, Dogs, People, Deer, Wolves… on and on and on. Prevention is the best way to never experience a flea infestation in your house.

They jump like Olympic athletes and it only takes one pregnant female to start an infestation. Pass by the wrong shady spot on a walk and your dog brings home some tiny friends to start a feasting party of freeloaders.

Even talking about these things in school got the whole class to start itching and scratching, and that’s just the thought of these tiny beasts! I don’t want to imagine how miserable it is for pets to have colonies of these things feeding on them.

Find a prevention. Learn to spot them and eradicate them before they make your lives miserable.

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