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My pet doesn’t have worms… does he?

By April 15, 2015 Uncategorized

With spring temperatures, we always see an increase in parasites in our pets. Fleas, Heartworm, Intestinal parasites are all more common in the summer months when pets spend more time outside and other host species such as wildlife, rodents and insects are active. But how do we know if our cats or dogs are really harboring these creatures in or on them? Well, you may see signs like fleas, flea dirt, worms in stool or a sick pet, but in most cases the only way to know is by diagnostic testing at your vet clinic. Most intestinal parasites and Heartworm infections can only be detected by sampling and analysis, so our pets can be sick without us even knowing. Check out this article below for all the details on common roundworm infections in cats and please call us at the New Hamburg Veterinary Clinic if you think that your pet might be at risk of parasite exposure this spring. We are always happy to help keep you pets and your family safe.

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