Blog: Parasite Prevention

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Event: Parasite Focus Day

We will be having a Parasite awareness afternoon. Feel free to stop in and ask any questions you may have regarding parasite prevention for your pet. We will have treats for you and your pet. Enter our draw for a “Pet Fitbit”. It is a fun way to track your…

Cat scratching its leg

What Do I Need To Know About Fleas? By Debra Briton, RAHT

General Information Fleas are one of the most common external parasites of companion animals.  Flea control can be a real challenge for Veterinarians and pet owners because the adult fleas cause the clinical signs, yet the majority of the flea population (eggs, pupae, and larvae) are to be found off…

Aerial view of a puppy scratching its leg

What do I need to know about Ear Mites?

Otodectes cynotis (ear mite) is the most common mange mite in cats and dogs, and most often seen in cats. They are tiny white parasites that live in the ear canal, and can drive your pet crazy! They are highly contagious and can infest whole litters of puppies and kittens….

Tick in fur

What To Do If You Find A Tick On Your Dog

Ticks are found in Alberta on tall grasses particularly in the spring time. Ticks can transfer on to dogs and people as they brush through the long grass. Ticks are parasites that feed off of the blood of pets & humans. There are two main types of ticks: hard ticks…