Parasite Control & Prevention

Protecting your pet against internal and external parasites.

In pet care, prevention is key. Prevention for your pet can take various forms, such as regular veterinary exams, vaccinations, and parasite control and prevention. Putting your pet on a year-round prevention plan can protect not only your pet from fatal diseases but also your family members. Some parasitic infections can spread from pets to humans. At our hospital, we help educate pet parents and help them determine what plan will provide complete protection to their pets. Call us at 905-853-3591 to discuss which prevention plan works best for your pet.

What are signs my pet has been infected by ticks, fleas, or other parasites?

When infected by parasites, there are common symptoms that you can watch for. These symptoms may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Itching and scratching
  • Hair loss and dry skin
  • Red bumps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Protruding lumps
  • Coughing or difficulty breathing

Can I use the same parasite prevention medication when I move to a new city?

When you move to a new city, the same parasite prevention medication might not be as effective. The medication might not cover prevention from parasites prevalent in the city you move to, as medications are not one-size-fits-all. You should consult your veterinarian to alter your prevention plan to suit the new city.

Can I give my pet over-the-counter parasite medication?

Over-the-counter medications are not always effective. You should always discuss medications with your veterinarian to ensure it suits your pet's needs and requirements.

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