Parasite Control

Intestinal Parasite Control

Internal parasites pose some of the greatest risk to your pet’s health and some parasites have zoonotic potential to transmit to your family. Middlesex County Animal Hospital recommends regular screening for intestinal parasites through at least yearly fecal examinations. In addition, we recommend a regular puppy and kitten deworming schedule, monthly parasite control for dogs, and yearly deworming for outdoor cats. Not all animals with internal parasites will show symptoms and thus we take a proactive approach to preventing and treating internal parasites.

External Parasite Control

Controlling fleas and ticks has become an important priority in veterinary medicine. These external parasites are carriers of potentially life threatening diseases including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Bartonella. In addition, fleas can cause severe allergic reactions in both dogs and cats. The Middlesex County Animal Hospital staff will work with you to prevent and treat flea, tick, and other external parasites infestations including mites and lice in your pets.

Please ask us about the most effective preventatives for ticks and fleas including new oral medication.

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