Donner Creek Veterinary Clinic

5950 Robinson Road
Lockport, NY 14094

(716)625-4111

donnercreekvet.com

Parasites

Protect all members of your family from parasites!

Regular deworming can help reduce the effects of intestinal parasites on both animal and human members of your household.

Many of the intestinal parasites commonly found in your pets can be transmitted to young children and certain “at risk” adults.

Intestinal parasites can cause rashes, blindness and certain kinds of brain damage in humans.

In pets, these same parasites may cause diarrhea and abdominal pain, anemia, weight loss, protein deficiency, lethargy, poor hair/coat and even death.

Although intestinal parasites may cause the above symptoms, dogs and cats have evolved to carry these parasites and may show no clinical signs of infection.  This makes deworming our pets an important PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN.

 

Stool exams should be performed at least yearly or whenever a problem is suspected in order to spot check the efficacy of medications.

Sometimes an animal may vomit or spit out the medications without an owner’s knowledge.

In rare instances, the batch of medication may be ineffective.

We can find and treat parasites not normally eliminated by our broad spectrum deworming medications.

Some worm infestations may be so extensive that we have to treat several times to diminish it.  Stool samples help us to more accurately estimate the severity of the infection.

 

To explore more in-depth information about parasites, you can visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council website.

 

Parasites Commonly Found In Pets

Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis)

 

Roundworms (Toxocara canis/Toxascaris leonine)

 

Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum/Uncinaria stenocephala)

 

Tapeworms (Diplidium caninum/Taenia pisiformis/Taenia taeniaformis)

 

Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis)

 

Coccidia (protozoa)

 

To explore more in-depth information about parasites, you can visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council website.