CAPC guidelines

The Companion Animal Parasite Council  (CAPC) established a list of guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and humans.

Intestinal Parasites

Deworm puppies at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age.

In kittens, begin biweekly anthelmintic treatment between 3 and 9 weeks of age and then again monthly until 6 months of age.

Conduct fecal examinations two to four times a year in adult pets, depending on patient health and lifestyle factors, and treat with appropriate parasiticides.

Heartworm

Mosquitoes may be carrying heartworm disease into your neighborhood throughout the summer. Heartworm can be transmitted to your pet with a single bite. The consequences of that disease can be very serious. Prevention is the answer and it’s so easy! After a simple blood test, preventive medication can be prescribed to keep this disease from affecting your beloved companion. Our veterinarians will advise you on the  medication that best fits your pet’s needs. Please make an appointment to have your pet tested at your earliest convenience.

Fleas

Administer preventive flea and or tick products as soon after birth as possible (consistent with label claims) for the life of the pet.

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