Pets have different worms like Roundworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Whip worms, Heart worms, or other parasites like Toxoplasma, Coccidia, Giardia etc. We recommend regular de-worming, especially in puppies kittens, even to reduce the risk of transmission to human. More than 15,000,000 people in US are infected annually with Roundworms from dogs and cats and about 1500 children lose their vision as a result of this parasites’ larval migration in their eyes. Many puppies get round worms from their mothers. The Hookworms also cause larval migration and enteritis in people.
We highly recommend to regularly check all pets for fecal (fresh sample) exam under microscope and medicate appropriately.
Tapeworms are small white segment like rice around pet’s anus area or on its feces. Pets get them by eating fleas.The best way to prevent is the year-around flea-control on pets and the environment.
Giardia is a small parasite common in dogs or cats and causes diarrhea or loose feces containing mucous and even blood.
Heart-worms are in the heart chamber of dogs or cats and are transmitted through mosquito bite. Most of these pets die of heart failure. Treatment is very expensive but we can prevent it. Call 562-630-2082 for an appointment to prevent this deadly disease.