We hope you will come to us to discuss your hookworm prevention options for your pets.
At Plaza Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to serve the Burlington, North Carolina community and committed to providing your pets with exceptional veterinary services to keep them in the best health possible. No one wants to see their beloved pets in poor health regardless of what the problem is, but it can feel even worse when they are dealing with a parasite. We never want your pets to have to go through that kind of experience, which is why we emphasize the importance of prevention. Prevention is a less expensive and more effective option when it comes to parasites, so we hope you will come to us so we can discuss your options for your cats or dogs.
Hookworm prevention is something that we find very important. Hookworms are intestinal parasites that “hook” their mouths into the lining of your pet’s digestive system to feed on their blood. Often, your pet may become infected with hookworms by accidentally ingesting the larvae as they sniff contaminated soil or feces. Your pet may also get hookworms through direct contact to their skin. If your dog or cat has hookworms, they may experience symptoms like anemia, pale gums, weight loss, lethargy, weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea.
If your pets need hookworm prevention, we would be more than happy to discuss the options available to you. If you have any questions about hookworm prevention, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to provide you with all the information you need to keep your pets happy and healthy.