Parasite Control and Prevention

Parasites are smaller creatures that are a constant threat to your pet’s health. The possibility of your furry friend catching parasites is ever-present, which is why it’s important to start prevention medication early. If your pet becomes infected they may experience severe medical issues which can lead to death. Our parasite prevention plan ensures your loyal companion is protected through every stage of their life.

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What does parasite control and prevention include?

Parasite control and prevention are the measures we put in place to protect your pet from infections. Our prevention and control plan involves testing for parasites, especially those that are prevalent in their surroundings, providing different treatments and prevention methods. To prevent parasites we recommend a year-round protection plan for all pets. Preventatives can lessen the damage parasites can cause inside your pet and on their physical body. Prevention medication is administered on a monthly basis and must be taken at specific times without missing any doses. Medication can be in the form of pills, injections or topical creams. Some preventatives are even effective against multiple parasites! Please call us at 416-463-8387 to discuss a prevention plan for your pet.

What parasites does the medication protect my pet from?

The preventatives we recommend are able to protect your loyal companion from a wide range of parasites. By following a rigid year-round plan your pet can be protected from: ticks, fleas, mange mites, ear mites, roundworms, heartworms, hookworms, coccidia, tapeworms and ringworms.

How do I know if my pet has parasites?

Quite often in the early stages most pets don’t show outward signs of parasites. Usually when your pet is infected you may start to notice signs such as:

  • Scratching and itching
  • Bloated belly
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Red or swollen skin
  • Bald patches
  • Large skin tags

Is parasite prevention necessary all year?

Absolutely! Many believe that prevention is only necessary during the warm months, this is not true. Parasites can infect your pet even during the off-season. These creatures are conniving and can easily hide inside warm places during winter months. Many are surprised to learn that even in apartments and condos parasites can still get inside the unit through other pets or even on human clothing.

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