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How do I protect my pet and family from parasites?

If left untreated, intestinal parasites quickly reproduce in your pet’s intestinal tract and produce eggs, which then contaminate the yard when the pet defecates. These eggs become infective, and are the source of most zoonotic infections. Regular deworming of your pet removes intestinal parasites before they are able to reproduce, and can greatly reduce contamination of the environment. In addition, regular deworming of your pet removes intestinal parasites, which can cause illness in your pet. That’s why it’s wise to see your veterinarian as soon as you adopt a pet. The doctor can recommend an effective treatment, which should begin as early as 2 to 3 weeks of age. Preventive deworming is the best protection. Preventive deworming is a practice recommended by the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Preventive deworming consists of treating your pet for intestinal worms at regular intervals that are specifically designed to prevent disease and the shedding of parasite eggs in your yard and home.

Best thing to do is schedule an appointment to have your pet tested, to ensure both your pet and your family’s well being. We offer several products that will help protect you and your pet.

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