Pet Parasite Testing at Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital in Ridgefield Park, NJ

At Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of protecting your pet from parasites. Our pet parasite testing service is designed to detect and prevent infestations, keeping your furry friend healthy and happy.

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Understanding Pet Parasites

Parasites are organisms that live on or inside another organism (host) and rely on the host for their survival. Common parasites that affect pets include fleas, ticks, heartworms, intestinal worms, and external parasites like mites.

The Importance of Pet Parasite Testing

Regular parasite testing is essential for maintaining your pet’s health. Parasites can cause various health problems for pets, ranging from mild discomfort to serious illness. We can provide prompt treatment and prevent more severe complications by detecting parasites early.

When to Test Your Pet for Parasites

We recommend testing your pet for parasites annually as part of their routine wellness exam. However, additional testing may be necessary if your pet exhibits symptoms of parasitic infestation, such as:

  • Excessive scratching or licking
  • Visible parasites on the skin or fur
  • Changes in appetite or weight loss
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Lethargy or weakness

The Benefits of Pet Parasite Testing

Parasite testing offers several benefits for pets and their owners, including:

  • Early detection of parasites before they cause serious health problems
  • Prevention of infestations and transmission of parasites to other pets or humans
  • Improved overall health and well-being for your pet
  • Peace of mind for pet owners knowing their pet is parasite-free

Trust Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital for Pet Parasite Testing

When it comes to your pet’s health, trust Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital for reliable and accurate parasite testing. Our experienced veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for your furry family member.

If you have any questions about pet parasite testing or would like to schedule an appointment for your pet, please contact Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital. Your pet’s health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to help ensure they live a long, happy, and parasite-free life.