Keep them healthy: indoors & outdoors
Your pets are likely to become infected with intestinal parasites at some point in their lifetime. If left undetected and untreated, they may cause serious illness in your pets. Some of these parasites are hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, Giardia and whipworms. Parasite screening can detect them and prevention is the best way to deal with them.
It is important to know that a few intestinal parasites can infect people. No pet is safe from these pests, whether they live indoors or out.
Your pets can become infected with intestinal parasites from faeces containing eggs or larvae, or from their mothers when in the uterus. Your pet may show sure signs like diarrhoea, vomiting, ‘pot-bellied’, rough hair coat, and weight loss. Our veterinarians may request a stool sample from your pets for screening.
Screening provides us with information about exposure and whether further testing and treatment are needed. We recommend at least twice yearly screening for pets. Early intervention is the difference between a lifetime of good health or in the worse case, death.