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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasites are harmful to your pets internally and externally. Since infections can be costly and difficult to treat, it’s important to create a parasite control and prevention for furry friends year round. If you don’t have a plan in place, please contact our team at 403.337.3221. so we can support you in creating one.

What types of parasite control is available for my pet?

Parasite control programs come in a few different forms, depending on how susceptible your pet is to certain parasites. Before choosing a medication for your pet, we’ll examine the overall health and environmental factors to decide which one is best for them. Parasite prevention does not only give your pet topical or oral medication. When paired with good hygiene practices, you can protect your pet from contracting infections that could be detrimental to their health.

How do parasite medications work?

Depending on the medication, you might need to give it to your pet monthly. It’s important to stick to the schedule to ensure your pet is protected. Missing a dosage lessens the effectiveness of the program and puts your pet at risk. Some preventives only protect against internal or external parasites while others do a combination of both. To ensure your pet gets the protection they need, we’ll recommend the best one that meets all their needs.

What will my pet be protected against?

Parasites can infect pets with diseases that are detrimental to their health if left untreated. Using a preventive helps limit the damage parasites can cause your pet internally and externally. Parasites can also pose a threat to humans since pets often serve as their carriers. Medication can protect against:

  • Mites – causes severe itchiness
  • Ticks – transmits diseases like Lyme disease, which also affects humans
  • Fleas – infests pets and their homes
  • Heartworms – causes heart problems and can be fatal
  • Tapeworms – impacts gut and intestinal health
  • Roundworms – one of the most common parasite infection in furry friends
  • Hookworms – affects the small intestine
  • Whipworms – causes serious complications if left untreated