Parasite Control

      Parasites, both internal and external are quite common in pets. They can have variable effects on your pets and some can even be transmitted to you or your children. External parasites such as fleas and lice can be extremely irritating to your pet. Internal parasites such as heartworm, roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms can make your pet systemically ill. We recommend a minimum of yearly deworming, sometimes more frequently depending on risk factors (such as travel, kenneling, daycare, young children in household etc). This can be evaluated at the yearly checkup.
     Luckily in Calgary fleas are not a big issue, but lice can be, especially for pets going to daycare or the dog park frequently. There are many topical products that can prevent both fleas and lice while also deworming for many internal parasites.

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