• Intestinal Parasites and Prevention

    18 days ago - By North Penn Animal Hospital

    Parasite prevention is very important, not only for your pet, but also for you and your family. In addition to making your pet ill, certain parasites can be passed from your pet to you and your children. These parasites are called “zoonotic” parasites. Human infection from zoonotic parasites can cause systemic illness and even blindness.
    Dogs and cats infected with zoonotic parasites contaminate their surroundings by passing eggs or larvae in their feces. Because pets will pass feces anywhere, they can contaminate a large area very quickly. These eggs and larvae are resilient and can...
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