Parasite Prevention

At Animal Wellness Center of Bonita Springs, our top priority is your pet’s wellness. Parasite prevention is a crucial part of pet care. Pets can carry internal or external parasites. A parasite is a form of life that lives on or in a host animal and obtains its food at the host’s expense. Many animal parasites can also have a human host. When you protect your pets, you are also protecting your family and friends.

External Parasites: Flea & Tick

Fleas & ticks are two common external parasites. External parasites live on the outside of your pet. Even if your cat stays indoors, she could attract external parasites. If you notice your pet scratching or biting himself, check for external parasites. Not only do ticks and fleas make your pet uncomfortable, but they can also spread diseases. Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are just a few. Fleas can contain tapeworm eggs, so when your pet licks or bites a flea, your pet may ingest the tapeworm egg. The tapeworm egg can hatch inside your animal’s intestines.

Your pet may be carrying ear mites or animal lice. Ear mites live in the ear canal and on the skin. Ear mites spread from animal to animal quickly.

Internal Parasites: Heartworms, tapeworms, and other worms

The vet may request that you bring a fresh fecal sample with you to your pet’s appointment. The vet’s office uses the sample to check for internal parasites. Internal parasites live inside your pet. They are often a type of worm, such as heartworm, hookworm, tapeworm, or whipworm. Internal parasites can cause your pet to vomit, lose weight and appetite, and scoot across the floor.

Parasite Treatment Methods

Our menu of services as a full-line veterinarian animal hospital includes diagnostics, emergency pet care, and parasite treatment methods. Be sure to purchase a cat product for your cat and a dog product for your dog. The ingredients and contents differ between mammals. We provide monthly heartworm prevention treatments, deworming solutions, and flea & tick repelling products. Frontline, Heartgard, NexGard, Sentinel, and other quality manufacturers produce parasite prevention products. which we carry in our onsite pharmacy. We participate in manufacturer rebate programs to help you save money while you protect your pet from parasites.

Call Animal Wellness Center of Bonita for Parasite Prevention

Keep your pet happy and healthy by making sure your pet is free from parasites. Although there are treatments for parasites, the best way to avoid them is to prevent them from using your pet as a host. Call Animal Wellness Center of Bonita today to learn about the best parasite prevention method for your pets.