Global Trends: Parasite Control in Pets: Parasites are a common danger to pets across the world
Parasites are growing risk for pets
Parasites are found everywhere and can harm both pets and people if left uncontrolled, particularly as parasites spread into new areas.
Parasites are a common danger to pets across the world
Parasites like fleas, ticks, mites and worms are a common risk for pets. Internal parasites can cause anemia, diarrhea, and respiratory issues, while external parasites can lead to skin irritation, bites, sores and vector-borne diseases. Veterinary ‘parasite councils’ track parasites and have found them present nearly everywhere.
A U.S. study of dog parks found 20.7% of dogs sampled tested positive for parasites1https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-020-04147-6
An EU study found 50.7% of cats tested positive for at least one internal or external parasite2https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-7-291
Leishmania seroprevelance in dogs is as high as 67% in some regions of Brazil3https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-019-3407-x