Deworming and Preventive Care Explore the importance of proactive care, such as screening for parasites and tailored preventive plans, to ensure your pets' well-being from the start. 


Early Deworming for Puppies and Kittens:

Ensure optimal health by screening for parasites during your puppy and kitten vaccine appointments.

Puppies and kittens are particularly vulnerable to parasitic infections, as they can contract parasites from their mother during pregnancy and lactation. We recommend parasite screening during this period to detect any existing infections. We also recommend starting deworming treatments at a very early age and continuing them through their first visits. This proactive approach helps minimize the risk of parasitic infestations and ensures a healthy start!

Preventive Fecals and Regular Monitoring:

Incorporate preventive fecal examinations into your pet's wellness routine to detect any signs of parasitic infection early on, even before clinical symptoms arise.

In addition to deworming, it's essential to incorporate preventive fecal examinations into your pet's wellness routine. We recommend fecal examinations up to 4 times in the first year and 1 to 2 times annually thereafter, depending on your pet's age and risk factors. By monitoring their fecal health regularly, we can intervene if any issues arise. Keeping your pet on a monthly preventative, which is very affordable, can also lower the amount of fecals needed.

Signs of Digestive Distress:

Prompt fecal screening if pets are showing clinical signs seen in animals with parasites.

If your pet experiences vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, weight loss, coughing, lethargy, distended abdomen, bloody stool, or anorexia, it's crucial to conduct fecal examinations to rule out parasitic infections as a potential cause. These symptoms may indicate the presence of parasites, and fecal analysis can help us identify the culprit and initiate appropriate treatment.

Identifying Worms in Stool:

Take action promptly if you observe worms in your pet's stool.

If you observe worms in your pet's stool or notice other signs of parasitic infestation, such as worms in vomit or around the tail area, it's essential to take action. Contact Marietta Vet Clinic immediately for guidance on next steps. Our team will recommend appropriate treatment options tailored to your pet's specific needs to eliminate the parasites and restore their health. Most of these treatments are very affordable and easy to administer, so rest assured that we will keep your pet healthy and happy.

Additional Fecal Testing:

Alongside routine fecal examinations for parasites, it’s essential to consider additional tests in pets showing signs of gastrointestinal distress.

It’s crucial to protect both your pet’s health and your own by being vigilant against zoonotic diseases like Giardia and understanding the risks associated with them. Giardia is a common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats, that poses a potential threat to human health as well. Parvovirus is also a highly contagious virus that primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. Without prompt and intensive veterinary care, Parvovirus can quickly become fatal, which is why early detection is crucial.

Tailored Preventative Care Plans:

We offer tailored preventive care plans designed to meet your pet's individual requirements.

At Marietta Vet Clinic, we understand that each pet family is unique, and their preventive care needs may vary. That's why we offer tailored preventive care plans designed to meet their individual requirements. Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan that includes deworming, preventive fecal examinations, and other preventive measures based on your pet's age, lifestyle, and health status.

By following a proactive approach, you can ensure your pet grows up healthy, happy, and free from parasitic infections. Contact Marietta Vet Clinic today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our care services. Your pet's well-being is our top priority!

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Marietta Vet Clinic Dr. Julian Peckich


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