Tips For Caring For Your Pet: #3

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Our pets are our best friends. We love them and they love us. But just like we have basic needs for our health so do our pets. Here are a few tips for taking care of your pets and making sure they are as healthy as possible.

3. Prevent Parasites

Fleas are the most common external parasite that can plague pets, and they can lead to irritated skin, hair loss, hot spots, and infection. Fleas can also introduce other parasites into your cat or dog. All it takes is for your pet to swallow one flea, and it can to end up with tapeworms, the most common internal parasite affecting dogs and cats.

Year-round prevention is key, says McGeorge, who suggests regular flea and intestinal parasite control, as well as heartworm prevention in endemic areas.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: pets.webmd.com/ask-pet-health-11/vets-pet-care