Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

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.

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Ear mites
  • Heartworm
  • Hookworm
  • Roundworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Whipworm

    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.

  • Last updated: September 20, 2021.

    Dear Clients,

    Due to the current changes coming from Alberta Health, we have gone back to a limited capacity policy as of Monday, September 20th, 2021.

    This means that we are allowing one client to come in for their pet’s appointment, provided that they are properly masked the entire time when inside of the clinic.

    When you arrive for your appointment please call us at 403 982 8387 from the parking lot.

    We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff, and we appreciate your business and patience during this time.

    To help limit exposure and to keep our clients and team members safe, we urge you to check out our new online store at https://www.myvetstore.ca/elizabethstreetpet for food purchases.

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 403 982 8387 or email us at reception@elizabethstreetvet.com.

    We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff. We appreciate your business and patience during this time.

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital