Parasites in Dogs and Cats

 

FLEAS

It is important to keep your pet on a flea preventative year round.  Winters do not get cold enough in our region to kill all the life stages of fleas completely.  Fleas are also responsible for tapeworm transmission to your pet.  Therefore, we recommend monthly flea preventatives.  We can help you determine which preventative is appropriate for your camper. 

We do require at least a single application of Capstar at the time of check-in if your camper does not normally use a flea prevention.  This is to ensure all of our campers stay parasite free.

 

INTESTINAL PARASITES

Intestinal parasites most commonly found in dogs and cats are tapeworms, roundworms, whipworms and hookworms.  If left undiagnosed and treated, they can multiply in your pet's intestines starving them of essential nutrients and causing blockage.  In addition, these worms's developing larval stages migrate through internal organs causing inflammation and damage.  It is recommended that dogs and cats receive intestinal parasite control every 3-6 months.  We will happily treat your pet for these worms with a quick one dose tablet.  Our camp does require regular intestinal parasite control as they are ubiquitous in the environment and easily transmissable between animals. We strive to keep the campground free of all parasites.