Parasite Control and Prevention

Parasites are a threat to your loyal companion’s well-being, which is why it’s essential to prevent them from infecting your pet. The best way to give your pet adequate protection is to work with a veterinarian to create a year-round protection plan. For expert advice on parasite prevention and control, call us at 403-249-3411

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What parasites are a threat to my pet?

Your pet can become infected with the following parasites:

  1. Fleas
  2. Ticks 
  3. Heartworms 
  4. Roundworms 
  5. Tapeworms
  6. Hookworms
  7. Coccidia

How can I tell if my pet has parasites?

Regular testing and prevention are necessary to protect your loyal companion from parasitic infections. An infection can become fatal if it is detected too late. Here are some telltale signs your pet has parasites:

  • Red bumps
  • Hair loss
  • Protruding lumps
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Itching and scratching

Will my pet need flea and tick prevention during winter?

Yes, your pet can become infected with parasites during the winter. Many of these critters can survive the cold weather making them a year-round nuisance to your pet. Fleas and ticks can survive in warm areas like barns, animal dens, and inside/underneath homes. 

Do indoor pets need parasite prevention?

Absolutely! Many parasites are spread through contact with other pets, which can happen inside the home. Even if your pet doesn’t have playtime with other pets, they can get parasites from ingesting bugs or mice at home. Parasites also attach themselves to human clothing, shoes, and bags.

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