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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: July 22, 2022.

    Dear Pet Parents,

    We are happy to announce that we are fully open to the public and seeing all cases by appointment only. However, we are currently only allowing one client into the exam room with their pet at this time, with exceptions for end-of-life appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    To make an online purchase for pick up at our hospital, or for delivery directly to your home, please see our Online Store.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (for food sales only; no vets in clinic)
    Sunday: Closed

    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