Mandy loves playing fetch, but her

MOSQUITO SWATTING

is not as good as it could be.

Get Your Pet Protected

Prevention is Easy, but They Can’t Do It Alone

Mosquitos, fleas and ticks all carry diseases that can seriously harm your dogs and cats. They can also lead to serious skin conditions and other health issues. Protecting your pet from these parasites is critical. Luckily, it’s also easy, and Banfield is here to help. As partners fighting parasites, we both have a job to do.

While your Banfield veterinarian will screen and test for infestations and diseases in our hospitals, you as a pet owner can learn the facts, get your pets tested and on a prevention plan, and stay current with the plan. Let’s do this.

Know Your Enemies

There's no delicate way to say this: To you, your pet is family. To fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitos, your pet is food. Learn more about their surprising capabilities and potential dangers:

The Banfield Parasite Prevention Plan

Bathe
Bathe Pet Regularly

Frequent baths and brushing help remove flea and tick eggs and larvae you can't see, and give you more chances to inspect your pet's coat for bugs, bites or skin problems.

Give
Give Parasite Control Year-Round

Parasite Preventives are an easy and effective way to protect your pet all year long. This simple habit can shield your pet from dangerous diseases.

Clean
Clean Home Often

Fleas & ticks live (and reproduce) where pets live, sleep, eat and play. Keeping your home clean and inhospitable to parasites significantly reduces your pet's risk of infestation.

Visit
Visit Vet 2x Year

Infected pets don't always show signs of illness. Twice-a-year veterinary exams provide the best chance to detect and treat diseases before they escalate.

Like Pets, Your Home Needs Regular Grooming

Pets pick up fleas and ticks where they live, eat, sleep and play most: at home. Making their everyday environment a flea & tick-free zone significantly lowers their risk of infestation and disease.

Explore our Home Grooming Guide and learn strategic cleaning tips to keep fleas & ticks at bay.

Launch the Guide

Are You in a Heartworm Hot Spot?

U.S. States with Highest
Prevalence of Heartworm
Disease IN DOGS:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Puerto Rico
  5. Alabama
SOPH

Meet More Parasites

The pet parasite kingdom is remarkably diverse. Learn more about barely-visible parasitic microorganisms and their equally dangerous capabilities in the articles below: