With warm weather finally here to stay, please remember that a variety of parasites would love to make a home in or on your pet. Heartworm, fleas, ticks, mange, roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and giardia are some of the parasites we worry about. In order to protect your pet, remember to start your monthly parasite preventative on June 1st. A stool sample should be tested for intestinal parasites at least once a year for adult cats and dogs and with each vaccine booster appointment for puppies and kittens. For more great information on parasites, go to PET HEALTH on our home page and select Web Resources for “Worms and Germs Blog” and “Companion Animal Parasite Council”. If you want to watch some cool animated videos about parasites, click on our You Tube link and check out our playlist.