Parasite Control and Prevention

Preventive and proactive care is the best care we can offer our pets. When you put a parasite control and prevention plan in place, you keep your pet safe. You can relax knowing their immune system is always on guard to defend them from unwelcome pests and parasites. To build a parasite prevention plan tailored to your pet’s needs, call us at 403-242-0045.  

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How does a parasite prevention plan work?

Every plan is tailored to your pet’s unique medical needs. We consider their age, health status, breed, lifestyle, and environmental risks. To protect your pet against parasites, our team will recommend preventative medication and grooming techniques. Our goal is to prevent them from contracting and spreading any parasites to other pets and humans while building up their immune systems at the same time. 

What parasites can infect my pet?

There are two kinds of parasites: internal and external. Internal parasites live inside your pet’s body and can cause infections and severe damage to their internal organs. External parasites live on the outside of their bodies, on their skin. Common parasites that can infect pets include tapeworms, ticks, roundworms, fleas, and heartworms. 

How do I know if my pet is infected?

The best and simplest way to know is to get your pet tested regularly and stay on top of their preventative medication. It can be hard to tell if your pet has been infected as they may not show any visible symptoms. Symptoms to keep a lookout for include:

  • Red, flaky skin 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

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