Parasites can be a year-round problem for both dogs and cats. At Indy Paws Veterinary Hospital, we recommend keeping your pet on heartworm, flea and tick preventatives throughout the year. This should occur even for strictly indoor pets as fleas, ticks and even mosquitoes (which transmit heartworm disease) are all capable of getting indoors. We recommend regular testing for invisible intestinal parasites and heartworms, as some of these parasites are zoonotic (can be transferred to people). We carry a wide variety of options for preventative medications. Please discuss your family’s lifestyle with our staff and we can help you find the best product for your pet.