• Monthly Parasite Prevention Form

  • Roundworms and hookworms are the most common intestinal parasite of pets and the most likely to be transmitted to humans. Humans can accidentally ingest infective worm eggs that have been passed through the pet’s feces and left in the environment. The eggs can then hatch in the human’s intestinal tract. The immature worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections and even blindness. Children, women who are pregnant, or any individual who is immunosuppressed are at increased risk.

    The Companion Animal Parasite Council, and therefore this practice, recommends monthly parasite prevention and twice-yearly fecals for your pets. After reading the above statement regarding preventative care, please initial one of the following:
  • I choose to place my cats and/or dogs on monthly preventative care as recommended by my veterinarian.
  • I decline placing my cats and/or dogs on monthly preventative care and in doing so, I do not hold Hampden Family Pet Hospital, its doctors, or staff liable for any zoonotic infections resulting from NOT placing my pet(s) on year-round preventative care.