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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

To protect your furry pal from ticks, fleas and parasites, prevention is key. An infestation is not only uncomfortable for your pet, it can also lead to severe and potentially lethal conditions like Lyme disease and rabies, which can be transmitted to humans. These days, parasite prevention comes in different formulations that can be suitable for all types of pets and lifestyles. If you’re unsure about your pet’s current preventive plan, please do not hesitate to contact our team so that we can discuss your options in more detail.

How can I protect my pet from fleas, ticks and other parasites?

The short answer is: a year-round parasite prevention plan. At West Brant Animal Hospital, we can provide recommendations that are tailored to your pet’s specific needs, environment and routine.

What are signs that my pet has fleas, ticks, or other parasites?

If you see that your loyal companion is displaying any of these symptoms, we recommend that you schedule an appointment ASAP, so that we can address the issue and remedy it in a timely manner. When left untreated, parasites can cause more severe and extensive harm.

  • Itching and scratching
  • Hair loss and dry skin
  • Red bumps
  • Protruding lumps
  • Coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Do indoor cats/dogs/pets still need parasite control and prevention?

    Yes. Pets who spend most if not all of their time indoors can still be exposed to harmful and disease-carrying parasites. Even if you live in a high-rise building, your pet is still at risk. Parasites can make their way into your unit through other animals, people and even you, as you go in and out of your building.

    Last updated: December 17, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital