Pet vaccination is an important step all a new pet owner must take. Pets depend on their owners for love, affection, and personalized care. When your puppy or kitten gets sick, you are responsible for making sure they get the best medical care available.
If your pet has not visited the vet before, now is a great time to introduce your pet to the staff at Cascade Veterinary Center. A pet vaccination can protect your pet from many diseases and illnesses that are likely to be dangerous and pose a health risk. We have seen many pets suffer from diseases caused by parasites such as roundworms. Knowing the symptoms of infestation and providing your pet with deworming services are important aspects of pet healthcare.
At Cascade Veterinary Center, we perform various tests on your pet to determine which type of worm is infecting your pet. Once we find out the type of species we are dealing with, we can better treat your pet.
Roundworms are common in dogs. They have a complicated lifecycle that is dependent upon their host. These parasites feed on the feces of your pets and are transmitted by sniffing or licking. Dogs can also transfer the worms through their milk.
These parasites can infect both pets and their owners. The signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, and stomach pain. The parasites are passed through contaminated feces, food, and water. It is possible to have the parasites without displaying any symptoms. This is why a puppy vaccination and a kitty vaccination are highly recommended.
These parasites are especially likely to affect dogs. They are found in feces, which is why you should keep your yard clean and your pet's environment. Left untreated, coccidia worms can be fatal to your pet.
Contact Our Vet for Puppy Vaccination and Kitty Vaccination
Parasites pose a serious health threat to pets and potentially their owners. At Cascade Veterinary Center, we believe that preventative care is the best defense against parasites. However, if your pet does happen to be affected by parasites such as roundworms, we are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (360) 659-2323.