Our goal at Cedar County Veterinary Services is to help you decide what is best for YOUR pet! Whether it is setting a vaccine protocol or choosing parasite protection, we base our recommendations on your pet's lifestyle and needs to choose the best option on a case-by-case basis. Learn a little more about the common parasites we see along with risk factors for your pet, then ask one of our doctors to customize a parasite control strategy for you this spring!
Mosquitos carry heartworm disease, a potentially fatal parasite that can infect both dogs and cats. It can result in lung abscesses, blood clots, and kidney or liver damage. All pets should be protected against this parasite!
Fleas are common external parasites and can infest both in-town and country pets. Wildlife and feral cats are common sources of infection. Year round protection is recommended to prevent an infestation in your house!
In addition to being downright disgusting, ticks can carry life-threatening diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis. Generally tick prevention is required from early May through July but the tick season may vary year to year.
What's worse than a parasite you see? The ones you don't! Intestinal parasites including roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and tapeworms all have different routes of infection. Some can even be transmitted to people making it important to protect your pet...and yourself from these!