Intestinal parasites are a common problem with puppies and kittens but most can be easily treated once they are diagnosis. Roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms, Coccidia and Giardia are the most common intestinal parasites in dogs and cats. We recommend a stool sample checked during your pet’s first year followed by annual fecal exams as an adult. Your dog or your cat will be constantly exposed to parasites, many of which are transmissible to people. Please refer to the Center for Disease Control for additional information regarding human risk-exposure.
However, not only are these parasites harmful to your pet, but many are also zoonotic, which means they can be transmitted to us! For the health of all members of your family, we recommend overall parasite prevention for all dogs and cats.
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