Parasite Control

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INTERNAL PARASITES

Examples: worms and protozoa – may cause diarrhea, weight loss, anaemia.

Worms: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms.
Protozoa: giardia, coccidia, toxoplasma.

NOTICE: some of these internal parasites can be dangerous even for people.

How to prevent: have a stool sample examined (ova, parasites); deworming.

When to have a fecal exam done: if the animal traveled outside GTA, played with wildlife, visited animal shelter, had fleas, had any worms in stool or near anus, has had a history of internal parasites.