Inset

CAPC-LogoCAPC Guidelines for Controling Internal and External Parasites in U.S. Dogs and Cats

Primary Recommendations

Administer year-round broad-spectrum parasite control with efficacy against heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks, particularly those with zoonotic potential.

Administer preventive flea and/or tick products year-round.

  • • Conduct annual physical examination with complete history.

  • • Conduct annual heartworm testing in dogs and periodic testing in cats.

  • • Feed pets cooked or prepared food (not raw meat) and provide fresh, potable water.

  • • Conduct fecal examinations two to four times during the first year of life and one to two times per year in adults, depending on patient health and lifestyle factors.

  • • Administer anthelmintic treatment to puppies at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age, followed by administration of a monthly preventive.

  • • Administer biweekly anthelmintic treatment to kittens between 3 and 9 weeks of age, followed by administration of a monthly preventive.

  • • Treat nursing bitches and queens along with their offspring.

If optimal year-round heartworm preventive/intestinal parasite products are not used:

  • • 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.
  • • Test for heartworm status yearly in dogs and/or before starting preventive medications.

  • • Tailor parasite prevention programs to parasite prevalence and pet lifestyle factors.

Find out more and download the PDF.

All information listed above if from CAPC website (petsandparasites.org)

 

 

Latest Tweets

PRAH40 Roundworms are the most common of the parasitic worms found inside our pets and that can effect the rest of the... https://t.co/UzsSZbdFrM
PRAH40 Maddie the black lab and Quinn the yellow lab had a little play date this morning in our waiting room! https://t.co/rGObJK5ePb
PRAH40 Please share this sweet big guy in need of a home! https://t.co/yQw2k42B5E
PRAH40 Start the new year with a dose of cuteness #prah #puppies
PRAH40 A little late but we just got the pics of Remy enjoying his Festival of Lights present "the llamaka " and equal... https://t.co/aesjONKjFt

Join Us on Facebook!