Parasite Control and Prevention
As you may already know, fleas, lice and ticks love to keep company with your pets, especially during the warmer months. Contrary to popular belief, dogs, cats and other pets can still get parasites even in the winter season. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that your pet has proper parasite protection all year round. Please contact our team so we can discuss with you the prevention plan best suited for you and your pet’s lifestyle.
How can I tell if my dog or cat has fleas, ticks, lice, etc?
Most of the signs that indicate your pet has been infected with parasites are quite visible. These symptoms include excessive itching, scratching, licking or even biting of the skin. Hair loss, skin rashes, scabs, hot spots on the skin, pale gums and the appearance of fleas as well as their eggs and droppings (that usually look like dirt) are other common signs of parasites. If you notice any of these symptoms in your furry family member, please contact our team immediately.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog or my cat?
Topical or oral medications are the best way to protect your pet against all types of parasites. During a consultation with our team, we can decide which medications and treatment plans can be catered to your pet’s specific needs, preferences and lifestyle.
What are the treatment options for dogs/cats who have ticks/ fleas?
Treatment is handled on a case-by-case basis. Parasites can be removed through oral and topical medications as well as by manual removal, which is done in-hospital. If you see that your pet has been infected, seek our help immediately and refrain from performing at-home remedies that may worsen the condition.