Parasite Prevention

vet folds back cat’s ear showing internal parasitic mite

We can help with a parasite control plan

Parasites cause distress to pets—and their owners. We can help with the development of preventive programs that are tailored to your pet’s needs. Taking your environmental situation into consideration, we will create a plan of control to ease your mind and rid your home of parasites. This plan can take a few months to succeed. 

Ticks can cause serious diseases including, but not limited to, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick paralysis. We can assist with preventive tick measures, even for indoor pets, as ticks can hitch a ride inside on your shoes and clothing. It’s a good idea to thoroughly check your pet for ticks after they have been outside. 

When mosquitoes bite, they can transmit heartworm infection in dogs and cats. These parasites can severely and sometimes fatally damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. In dogs, signs of heartworm disease can range from coughing, fatigue, and weight loss to difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. Cats can suffer from a syndrome referred to as heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD); the symptoms can be subtle and may mimic those of asthma or allergic bronchitis. Heartworm treatment is expensive, so it’s best to tackle this problem with preventive measures.

Seasonal Parasite Prevention

Spring and Summer in Ontario is parasite season for pets. Parasites from dogs and cats can cause problems for them and you. Parasites are pesky organisms that live and feed off other creatures—usually inhabiting the stomach, intestines and other internal organs of your pets. You can prevent parasites with annual injections.