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What Kind of Parasites Can a Dog Get?

Kindred Care Pet Hospital Discusses Parasites

Dogs can pick a variety of parasites that can make them uncomfortable or can significantly affect their health. Your veterinarian can help to determine if your dog has parasites and can provide effective treatments to eliminate them.

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, TX, we offer testing, treatment, and prevention for a variety of canine parasites.

External Parasites

Fleas can infest your dog’s coat and make him or her miserable with constant bites. Regular use of preventative products will protect your pet against this nasty pest that can infest your home. Your dog may also pick up a tick during a daily walk. Ticks can carry diseases that can make dogs sick. Many flea prevention products also protect against ticks.

Intestinal Parasites

Roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms can be picked up from outdoor areas or contact with infected items, like bowls or toys. These pests can cause gastrointestinal upsets and lead to generally poor condition. Your vet can provide effective medications to eliminate internal parasites.

Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are microscopic parasites that are transmitted to dogs through the bite of a mosquito. They migrate through the animal's bloodstream, where they settle in to grow and reproduce. The number of worms can quickly cause problems with breathing and heart function that can be fatal. Treatment with medications to kill the worms, antibiotics and steroids, along with complete rest, can help to save some animals. Preventative medications are the best way to protect your dog against heartworms.

Call Kindred Care Pet Hospital Today

Dr. Fidelis and the staff at Kindred Care Pet Hospital put patient care first for all their patients in Richmond, TX and surrounding communities. We offer a range of veterinary services, including vaccinations, surgery, wellness care, diagnostics, dental care and nutritional counseling. Contact Kindred Care Pet Hospital today at 281-265-0009 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about effective ways to protect your dog against common parasites.


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update 03/15/2021: 

We are open to provide care! For the protection of our pet parents and staff, we kindly ask that you wear a face mask and continue to social distance while inside our hospital. If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please call us to reschedule or discuss alternative arrangements. 

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 Dr. Fidelis & Staff.


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