Parasite Prevention

Give your pet a healthy, pest-free life.

Parasites are more than just annoying.

They can cause serious health problems for your furry family member.

Internal and external parasites cause a wide range of diseases, some of which are life-threatening. Parasite prevention is an important part of being a responsible pet parent, and at PetNest Animal Hospital, we are here to help. We provide parasite prevention, testing, and treatment for pets in Frisco, TX, and will aid you in giving your pet a healthy, pest-free life.

Common Parasites

Dogs and cats can have both internal and external parasites.

The most common external parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, and skin mites. Heartworm, intestinal worms, and giardia are the most common internal parasites.

What Are the Symptoms of a Parasite Infestation?

Pets with parasites experience a wide range of symptoms depending on the type of parasite. The early signs generally include:

  • Lethargy
  • Pale gums
  • Decreased appetite
  • Excessive scratching of skin or ears
  • General signs of discomfort

Your pet may also experience skin irritation that results in a general odor and weeping of the skin, nausea, gas, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. In cases of internal parasites, you may notice evidence of worms or eggs in your pet’s feces.

Without treatment, parasitic infections can cause complications that range from chronic skin infections to death. Untreated intestinal parasites can also be transmitted to humans.

How Are Parasites Prevented?

Prevention is the best way to protect your pet from parasites. We recommend keeping your pet on parasite preventatives year-round to shield them against fleas, ticks, heartworm, and other parasites. We provide both topical and oral treatments and will work with you to help you determine which products are best suited to your pet’s needs.

How Are Parasites Prevented?

Prevention is the best way to protect your pet from parasites. We recommend keeping your pet on parasite preventatives year-round to shield them against fleas, ticks, heartworm, and other parasites. We provide both topical and oral treatments and will work with you to help you determine which products are best suited to your pet’s needs.

Parasite Prevention in Frisco, TX

For parasite prevention in Frisco, TX, don’t trust your pet’s care to just anyone. Choose the experts right here at PetNest Animal Hospital. To learn more or to schedule your pet’s appointment, please contact us today.

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PetNest Animal Hospital performs pet microchipping for dogs and cats in Frisco, Aubrey, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, Allen, Carrollton, Little Elm, and the surrounding areas.