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Parasites

Parasites give everyone the willies! Including your pet, and they are often more common than you think! A parasite is a specially evolved organism that infects a “host” in this case your pet. The parasite then feeds off the host, usually their blood, and decreases the health to their own betterment. Many parasites are also able to be passed to humans, especially children. Your veterinarian will discuss the risk factors for your pet and your household when it comes to parasites and will help establish a preventative treatment regimen for your pet.

Three common parasites: