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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. 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:
It only takes one mosquito bite to give your pet deadly heartworm disease.
I can grow up to 12 inches long.
Fleas cause itchy, painful irritation and can give your pet tapeworms, anemia and more.
I consume 15 times my weight in blood each day
While making a meal of your pet, ticks can transmit illnesses like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountian Spotted Fever.
Once I bite your pet, I can stay attached for up to 10 days.
The Banfield Parasite Prevention Plan
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 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.
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?
Mississippi has the highest prevalence of heartworm infection in dogs in the USA, but pets in every state suffer. See where your state ranks, know the warning signs and take action to protect your pet. It’s all in the Banfield State of Pet Health Report.
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:
Watch this quick overview of common pet parasites, and how to prevent them from affecting your pet.