Parasite Control & Prevention

A simple way to deter internal and external parasites from infecting your pet.

Parasite control is the only way to protect your pet against harmful organisms that can be detrimental to your pet. Some parasites feed on your pet externally whereas others thrive inside their intestines or vital organs. A parasite protection plan safeguards your pet against allergic reactions, minor irritation or more serious health conditions that could be fatal.

What parasites can impact my pet's health?

Pets can be prone to a range of parasite infections, based on risk factors like their environment or the frequency they're around other pets or wild animals. Some parasites even pose a risk to humans, causing zoonotic infections that can be passed on from pets. Common pet parasites include:

  • Ticks and fleas
  • Heartworms
  • Ringworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Roundwords

How do I prevent parasite infections?

Our veterinary team prescribes your pet a monthly preventive to protect them against parasites. For some geographical areas or seasons, pets are more likely to come in contact with parasites. For example, in areas that experience a warmer climate or during the summer months, fleas and ticks are more likely to reproduce and populate some areas. Based on your pet's risk factors, we'll prescribe a preventive, with clear instructions that should be closely followed about the dosage. Even missing one dosage could increase the chances of your pet being infected. To learn more about parasite prevention plans, please contact us at 416-745-4700.

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