Parasites: You and Your Pet

by Dr. Fincher / Friday, 13 May 2011 / Published in Illnesses, Pet Health

Despite the availability of effective treatments, parasites remain a common fact of life for dogs and cats. Most companion animals have the potential for contact with parasites multiple times a day, all year long.

Since some of the parasites that infect your pet may also infect people, you have the opportunity to maintain both the health of your pet and your family by taking simple preventive measures. By following the recommendations of your veterinarian, you can prevent unnecessary suffering for your pet as well as potential health concerns for your family.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) believes that the relationship between humans and animals is a special bond, and that the ongoing responsibilities in caring for our animals are often among life’s most rewarding experiences. CAPC is dedicated to fostering the human-animal relationship by enhancing the pet care you and your veterinarian provide.

CAPC has developed its Web site as an information resource and starting point for your discussions with your veterinarian. To keep your pets healthy and your family safe, talk to your veterinarian about how you can prevent parasites year-round.

Visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council website for additional important information.

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