Parasites and Your Pet

Parasites like fleas, ticks and internal worms can be detrimental to the health of your pet.  In Louisiana, the threat of parasites is year-round.  Therefore, it is important to protect your pet properly to safeguard its health. While fleas and ticks may be a simple nuisance, internal parasites can be fatal if unchecked.  Your veterinarian can recommend a product that is appropriate for your pet.  Many products on the market today cover a spectrum of bugs to make the administration process easier.  Heartworms generally pose the most danger to dogs in this climate.

The St. Tammany Humane Society offers a low-cost veterinarian clinic on premises, and they can advise you on safeguarding your pet against parasites.