Parasite Control and Prevention
There are many different types of parasites and throughout your pet’s life it’s possible they may encounter one or a few. When you protect your pet from being infected, you secure the safety of your home and the rest of your family members. One way you can ensure they do not become a parasitic playground is by making regular appointments with us. Call us at 403.982.8387 to start the process now.
Are parasites contagious?
Some parasites, like ticks and worms, can be passed on to humans. It’s important to look out for those in your home who are children, elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised, as they are more susceptible to illnesses.
How can I prevent my pet from getting infected with parasites?
A wellness check once per year keeps away the parasitic fear. This is especially relevant for pets who are often outdoors. It’s possible for them to contract parasites, like heartworms or ticks, by interacting with other wild animals or from the environment. If animals are known to pop into your front or backyard, reduce your pet’s contact with them by removing waste or anything that attracts their interest in your green space.
What kind of parasite could my pet contract?
The list of parasites your pet can contract is long and how it impacts them depends on their breed, age and specific health problem.
In some cases parasites are visible on your pet’s skin or in their stool but if not, the most blatant signs of infestation include itching, a swollen belly, coughing and diarrhea that is almost ink black. Book an appointment with us at 403.982.8387 to treat your pet or prevent them from encountering these problems.