Common parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal worms are a regular problem seen by Veterinarians. Parasites are organisms that spend their lives living on or inside our pets. They are debilitating to your pet by hosting off of their nutrition and cause damage to their health and wellbeing.
Fortunately, there are many parasite preventatives available to assist in keeping your pet safe. Your local Greencross veterinarian can assist with selecting the most appropriate product to suit the individual needs for your dog.
Heartworm is a dangerous parasitic worm that can be transmitted by mosquitos and infect dogs and cats. Pets living outdoors are at higher risk of developing heartworm disease, however mosquitoes can find their way into most houses (fly screens or not).
Unfortunately this means that even completely indoor pets are at risk of infection from heartworm. This disease is potentially fatal yet completely preventable.