Parasite Control & Prevention

Year-round parasite prevention is essential to protect your pet from internal & external parasites.

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.

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