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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasite control and prevention helps your pet fight against internal and external pests that can cause irreparable harm. We recommend your pet have a parasite prevention plan that protects them, year round, against these pesky critters. Our veterinary team can recommend the best parasite preventive that best suits your pet’s needs.

What is a parasite prevention plan?

A parasite prevention plan includes prescribing your pet a monthly preventive medication. To ensure your pet receives the full protection against parasites, it’s important to follow the directions our veterinary team provides. It is important to give your pet their medication at the same time every month. If your pet gets their medication late or misses a month, it’s important to let our veterinary team know so we can ensure your pet wasn’t infected during the window of time when they were unprotected.

What are the signs of an infection?

Depending on your pet and the parasite they’re infected with, they might have different symptoms. If you notice any of the following signs, please contact our team immediately at 416.941.8920:

  • Fatigue
  • Scooting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

    How else can I protect my pet against parasites?

    Proper hygiene is key in protecting your pet against parasites. Ensure your pet is groomed regularly because many external parasites like fleas or ticks can attach themselves to their coat. It’s also important to wash your hands regularly after touching your pet or their feces so you’re not contaminating them or yourself.

  • Last updated: January 19, 2022.

    Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

    Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
    Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
    Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital