Animal Worming

Worming for all kinds of Animals in Naples

Parasites that live in the intestinal tract include hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. These parasites rob your pet of vital nutrients. These parasites are sometimes excreted along with feces. Tapeworm segments can be seen as small segments or egg packets around the anus or in the feces. Deworming your pet regularly if it is in a high-risk lifestyle is advisable. To confirm if a pet has parasites a fecal examination is performed to look for parasite eggs. There are many stages to the development of these parasites. At some stages their eggs may not be present in the stool. Precautionary deworming especially for homes with immune-compromised individuals or the elderly or small children is advisable. If your pet roams around the yard unsupervised it should be dewormed more often as his exposure risk is greater. Some parasites spend some of their life stages in an intermediary host such as fleas, lizards, mice and other small animals before arriving in their primary host; they’re reproducing and shedding their eggs. Some parasites can also be transmissible to humans causing retinal blindness. In some cases humans may be mistaken for the intermediary or primary host.

The parasites unable to reproduce in the human host often form invasive cysts; causing damage to the organs they invade. Talk to both your veterinarian and your physician if you feel you or your pet has been exposed to a parasite risk.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm

Sundays emergencies only.