How to Protect Your Dog from Intestinal Parasites

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TAKE STEPS TO HELP PROTECT YOUR PET against intestinal parasites

Nursing puppies are at the highest risk for intestinal parasitic infection. They must be dewormed early and repeatedly by your veterinarian in order to treat infections.

How to Protect Your Dog from Intestinal Parasites

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Dogs may ingest larvae through contaminated soil or larvae in the soil can penetrate the skin. This is especially relevant to animals allowed to roam or spend most of their time outside.

It is important to keep your pets on a monthly heartworm preventive that also treats and controls intestinal parasites.

Avoid environments that can possibly be contaminated by pet feces — plants, soil or sand — and keep your pets away from these areas.

The CDC recommends pet owners promptly remove pet feces from the environment.12

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HEARTGARD (ivermectin) is well tolerated. All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program. Following the use of HEARTGARD, digestive and neurological side effects have rarely been reported. For more information, please visit www.HEARTGARD.com.

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12) Toxocariasis Fact Sheet. Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in cooperation with the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. Document available at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/toxocara/factsht_toxocara.htm#9. Accessed November 9, 2010.

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