Parasite Control and Prevention
Contracting parasites is a common issue in the pet community. Our veterinarians are familiar with the symptoms – long term and short term – and can treat your pet depending on the severity of their condition. Prevention plans are meant to protect your pet by making their immune system adverse to infestations. There are all kinds of ways to keep your pet safe and we’re happy to advise you. To get help in shielding your pet from parasites, contact us at 403.527.4888.
What kind of parasites can infect my pet?
There are many kinds of parasites that can infect your pet. Don’t fear! We have methods to block them, eradicate them and, if necessary, surgically remove them. Ticks, fleas, lice and mites can live on your pet’s skin. You’ll encounter them while grooming your pet or giving them a bath. These external parasites can irritate your pet’s skin, leading to excessive itching, licking, bald spots and other potentially severe complications. Then there are worms, germs (giardia) and bacteria (spirochetes) that can live in your pet’s body. Heartworms are found in the heart, lungs and bloodstream of animals. They can cause artery blockage and respiratory issues. Tapeworm, roundworm and ringworm can live in your pet’s intestinal tract causing abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
How can you help them stay safe from future infestations?
We help pet owners construct a prevention plan that allows their pet’s immune system to block future infections. This includes prescriptions to preventative medicine, scheduling routine testing and sharing techniques on how to look for parasites. We also offer advice on daily routines pet parents can adopt to reduce the chances of them encountering a parasite. Don’t hesitate to ask your veterinarian questions about what you can do to keep your pet safe.