Global Trends: Parasite Control in Pets Global phenomena like climate change are helping parasites thrive

Global phenomena like climate change are helping parasites thrive

Factors such as climate change and global travel is helping parasites spread and thrive in regions that may not have been hospitable in the past. This means more pets are at risk and veterinarians must stay up-to-date on parasite threats in their area.

The UK’s ‘Tick Surveillance Scheme’ shows canine travel from EU countries is directly connected to the arrival of new tick species1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29217768/

An Italian study of one pet parasite found it has ‘increased in density and expanded its geographic range’2https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18304273/

A global study found that ‘climate change is projected to continue to contribute to the spread of Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis3https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35585385/

U.S. veterinary experts report that “risk for parasitic diseases continues to increase and expand into areas that have had historically low prevalence.”4https://capcvet.org/about-capc/news-events/companion-animal-parasite-council-releases-annual-2021-pet-parasite-forecast/