Why parasite prevention is important
Parasites from dogs and cats are a potential hazard for humans. Protect your whole family by keeping your pet up to date with their parasite prevention plan.
What are parasites?
Parasites are organisms that spend their lives living and feeding off other creatures. They usually inhabit the intestines of their host or latch or burrow into the skin. They survive by depleting the nutrients of their host, which causes multiple health problems for your pet.
Some parasites can be transferred from animals to people. This is called a ‘zoonotic’ infection or disease. Children and the elderly are most at risk of the consequences of zoonotic diseases. Keeping your pet free from parasites lowers the chance of them being transferred to members of your family.
Treatment and prevention
Fortunately, there are many parasite preventatives available to assist in keeping your pets and family safe. Treatments can include:
- annual injections
- topical applications
- shampoos and sprays
- tablets and chews
Speak to your local Greencross Vets about the best form of parasite prevention for your pet.