Parasites can affect you and the health of your pet. These can include internal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, heartworm, and protozoa such as Giardia, and external parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites.

We will develop a parasite prevention plan with you after reviewing your pet’s lifestyle and how he or she interacts with family members.

We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of ticks and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease in the past few years, so tick prevention is a major focus.

There are blood and fecal tests that allow us to detect parasite infections. Our goal is to find and treat them before they can cause disease.