Spring has finally arrived!

So have the parasites!

It’s time to think about prevention against fleas, intestinal parasites and heartworms!

To prepare accordingly, we have a good inventory of products and medications to prevent these problems and our staff has received its annual training on the topic so they can learn about the more recent studies and the new products that are available.

We must admit that worms are very common among our pets. These creatures know what to do to survive inside our animal. In the case of the Ascaris, the female roundworm lays between 20 000 and 200 000 eggs per day that can survive in the environment for 5 years. The eggs can freeze and thaw and then infect cats and dogs … and us as well! Indeed, the Ascaris, the parasite that we encounter most often in clinic, is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be transmitted from animals to humans.

And then, there are fleas! When you see ONE flea on your cat or dog, it means there are HUNDREDS of eggs and larvae in your home. They are very annoying for our pets and can cause unpleasant itching and allergic reactions in humans.

As soon as the ground thaws, usually in late March or April, parasites ”wake up” and get to work… it’s a good time to begin preventive medication. Our professional team will be happy to help you accomplish a good parasite prevention. If your pet is already struggling with fleas or parasites, we will help you treat the problem as quickly as we can and to teach you how to prevent an infestation.

Heartworms season begins when mosquitoes start appearing. A mosquito that bites an infected dog passes along the infection to any other dog it bites.

We are at your service!

Contact us at 514-364-1233 for more information or to obtain the necessary medication. It is much easier to prevent than to cure!