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Do you really know what’s going on with your pet inside and out?
None of us like uninvited creatures near us and the same goes for our pets. Fortunately, Merial Animal Health has launched an engaging new campaign to raise awareness of the effects of parasites such as worms, fleas and ticks on our pets:
This fun and eye-catching ‘Parasite Party’ campaign aims to educate you, the pet owner, about the risks of parasites to your pets, both inside and out, and encourage you to head to your local vet practice for expert advice and regular treatment. Merial has also created a dedicated website with a handy risk checker tool to keep you in the know about these pesky parasites.
Is there a risk for me and my family?
Our beloved pets are an integral part of the family, but it’s important to be aware that they aren’t the only family members who are at risk of parasites. People can also be bitten by fleas or ticks and could therefore be at risk of infection with diseases such as Lyme disease.
Accidently ingesting worm eggs can happen to you or members of your family and these eggs can develop into larvae in the body that can cause serious health problems and even blindness. Children are especially at risk because they often play on the floor or in soil where worm eggs may be found. However these risks can easily be minimized if you worm your pet regularly and follow these handy tips:
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Clean up your pet’s droppings daily.
- Do not give your pet uncooked meat/offal.
- Treat your pet regularly against parasites as instructed by your vet.
- If you have several pets, make sure to treat all of them.
Speak to your vet…
Protect your pet inside and out by asking your vet about the most recent innovations in parasite control.
Your vet can give you expert advice on how to protect your dog from internal and external parasites depending on their individual risk exposure.
Visit http://www.parasiteparty.com/en for more information.