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How do I know if my pet is infected with parasites?

Parasite eggs are shed by animals, even by those that appear to be well and energetic. Therefore, you may not recognize any illness or see obvious symptoms until it is too late. A nationwide study revealed more than 1 out of 3 untreated dogs were infected by roundworms, hookworms, or whipworms. Almost 100% of puppies less than 3 months old are infected with roundworms. Of veterinarians who see adult cats, 43% report seeing cats with tapeworms, and 26% report seeing cats with roundworms frequently to often.

Best thing to do is schedule an appointment to have your pet tested, to ensure both your pet and your family’s well being.

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