Parasite Control & Prevention

Monthly parasite preventives give broad spectrum protection from external and internal parasites.

Though parasites can be incredibly harmful to cats and dogs, infections are preventable. With the help of monthly medications and strategies you can use to make your home pest-free, you can keep your dog or cat protected. If you have questions about parasite prevention, please contact us at 613-748-9820.

What are parasites?

Parasites are harmful pests that could be detrimental to your dog or cat’s health. They typically fall into two categories - internal and external. Internal parasites are worms that live inside your dog or cat’s body. You’ll find external parasites on the coat or skin. Common internal parasites include heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms and hookworms. External parasites include fleas, ticks and ear mites.

What does a parasite prevention plan include?

Depending on which ones your dog or cat is most susceptible to, we’ll recommend a combination of parasite preventives that provide broad-spectrum protection against a range of external and internal parasites. It’s important to give your pet their monthly preventive as directed because gaps in their coverage leave them at risk of parasite infections. Parasite prevention is always better than curing an infection!

How can I pest-proof my home?

In addition to ensuring your dog/cat is taking their monthly preventive, there are also things you can do to reduce the risk of parasites in your home. Some tips you could keep parasites at bay include: 

  • Removing stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes 
  • Keeping yard trimmed to limit hiding places for ticks 
  • Keeping garbage covered from rodents and other parasite-carrying animals
  • Disposing your dog or cat’s feces properly 
  • Practicing proper hygiene after interacting with your dog or cat
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