A zoonotic disease is one that can be transferred from pets to people. There are a few intestinal parasites that are zoonotic and can potentially infect you and your family.
It’s integral to keep your pets on a routine parasite prevention schedule – even if they’re indoor pets. Heartworm preventions typically also contain intestinal de-worming medication. Most of these parasites are easily diagnosed by a fecal examination – which you can call to set up anytime. If your pet experiences vomiting or diarrhea, let your veterinarian know!