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Summer is the best time to get out and have fun with your favorite furry friends, but with the warm weather comes an increased risk for contracting parasites. But just because there are more pesky pet parasites waiting to cause problems, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors and miss out on the seasonal fun with your dog or cat. You just need to know what summer pet parasites to look out for so that you can take care of them quickly and effectively.
Once spotted and identified, you’ll find that cat or dog worms usually fall into one of the following categories:
The most difficult part of dealing with worms is knowing how to recognize signs of infection. Depending on how long the worms have been there (and what type of worms you’re dealing with), diagnosis and treatment options vary. Drugs are often effective at destroying worms and their larvae, assuming they haven’t been there too long already. This is why regular veterinary appointments are so important. It’s also a great idea to get your pet a vet-prescribed monthly heartworm medication such as Heartgard. This will provide additional protection from heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and the like.
Whether it’s ticks, lice, worms, or fleas on cats and dogs that you’re worried about, PetFirst Pet Insurance can help keep the costs of any necessary vet visits down. That way, your pet’s summer can be as safe as it is fun.