Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2

(604)854-2313

www.fvah.ca

Pet Parasite Control

A round worm lays between 20 000 to 200 000 eggs a day and these eggs last in the environment for FIVE years! So as your pet walks across the grass bare foot he/she can be picking up microscopic eggs. They go home and lick their feet and now they have intestinal parasites.  As intestinal parasites are a zoonotic issue (ie they can affect human health as well).  Children are at highest risk for picking up these zoonotic pests as they are the ones who tumble in the grass and put their fingers in their mouths, so regular de-worming just makes sense for your pet’s health and your family’s well-being.