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What your clients know—or don't know—about parasite control
In 2006, CAPC conducted a national survey of pet owners to find out what they know and think about parasites. It turns out they're not as concerned about them as they should be...and that's where you come in.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?


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Clearly, there is a great need for the veterinary profession to proactively and aggressively make parasite prevention and control a priority in veterinary care, not only to ensure the health of pets, but also the health and well-being of pet owners and the public. Parasites play an important role in animal and human disease. It is vital that veterinarians and their staffs develop, consistently present, and strongly advocate for a parasite control program.

Proper fecal diagnostic testing by centrifugal flotation, early preemptive deworming of puppies and kittens, year-round use of broad-spectrum parasiticides and heartworm preventives, proper sanitation and hygiene, and regular trips to the veterinarian are all vital to strengthening the human-animal bond and ensuring healthier pets and pet owners.

Through the efforts of CAPC and other organizations focused on wellness and preventive care, steps are being taken to increase awareness about zoonotic diseases and parasite prevention. For more information, including parasite control guidelines, visit http://www.capcvet.org/ or http://www.petsandparasites.com/.

*Information for this article was provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Contact CAPC at


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