We at South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, provide the surrounding communities with veterinarian preventative pet care. Our animal hospital is committed to treating your pet and protecting him against internal and external parasites. If your pet needs treatment for parasites, call our clinic today. 

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What Are Pet Parasites?

Parasites feed off the host body and infect it with any bacteria or viruses they carry. While parasites exist virtually everywhere in the natural world, there are preventative measures to take to protect your pet from disease and illness.


Fleas are external parasites that can transmit tapeworms if the pet eats them. Fleas feed off of the blood of the pet and can cause anemia if it gets out of control.


Ticks are external parasites that carry and transmit many diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.


Tapeworms are internal parasites found in the animal’s intestines and often transmit through raw meat.

Symptoms of a Parasite Problem

The following are signs of a parasite issue in your pet:

•             Pale lips or gums

•             Restlessness

•             Constant head shaking

•             Excessive itching, scratching, biting, or licking

•             Flea eggs in your pet’s fur

•             Hair loss

•             Flea dirt in your pet’s fur

•             Scabs

•             Skin twitching

•             Patchy hair loss

•             Skin sores

•             Vomiting

•             Diarrhea

•             Joint swelling

•             Fever

•             White flakes in your pet’s feces

Parasite Preventative Pet Care

The foundation of parasite prevention is common sense logic like keeping bedding clean, washing hands with soap and water regularly, and disinfecting spaces where pets are frequently.

Other parasite prevention options include:

•             Prescription medications

•             Antibiotics

•             Medicated shampoos

•             Medicated ointments

Get Pet Preventative Care from Our Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, provides parasite preventative care with different pet products. Our animal hospital loves animals and treats pets like they are good friends. If you need a vet for your pet, we can help. Contact our team today to schedule your pet’s preventative care appointment. Call us at (949) 249-7777 for more information. Our “veterinarian near me” is here to help.

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