Parasite Control

Parasite control is Important for your pet, family and community.  It is healthier for your pet and helps prevent diseases caused by transmission of parasites from animals to people.  

For more information on parasites in companion animals, please refer to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases Healthy Pets Healthy People,
Worms and Germs Blog Promoting Safe Pet Ownership or
Companion Animal Parasite Council

Our recommendation…

We recommend annual fecal checks

  • To ensure deworming medication is working
  • To ensure we are not developing resistance to the deworming medication
  • To identify parasites that are not controlled with routine medications
  • To minimize risk of transmitting parasites from pets to children and adults
  • Consider flea and tick prevention for outdoor pets

For outdoor cats, we recommend deworming at least once every 3 months.

For dogs, we recommend annual heartworm prevention which includes medication and regular testing.  All heartworm medication also protect against intestinal worms.

The deworming treatment program follows the protocol outlined in the Canadian Guidelines for the Prevention of Parasites in Dogs and Cats.   Heartworm, fleas, ticks and other parasites are other considerations.