Protection & Prevention
Parasites such a fleas, ticks and roundworm are fairly common in the Greater Victoria area. These invaders can affect your pet's overall health and wellness.
If you travel to other areas of Canada, the U.S.A. or beyond your pet may encounter other parasites that are not in our area.
Our veterinarians will help you formulate a parasite prevention plan for your individual pet's lifestyle.
Parasites can a serious health risk to both humans and animals in our area. Parasites, if left untreated, can endanger the life of your cat or dog and, in some cases, be transmitted to other people or pets in your home. Our parasite prevention products can help keep your dog or cat safe from the following parasites:
Fleas are external parasites that feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Left untreated, fleas can quickly spread throughout your household. It can take up to 3 months to clear a flea infestation from your home once they move in.
These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of several serious conditions in people and pets. Our warm winters mean that ticks can emerge any time we get a week of warmer weather.
Tiny, very contagious ear mites reside in a pet's ear canal. These parasites are most commonly found in kittens and outdoor cats.
Tapeworms can be spread through the ingestion of infected fleas during grooming, or infected rodents. These parasitic worms live and grow in your pet's intestines.
This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and can rob your pet of vital nutrients. They can become infected through mother's milk, or ingestion of an infected animal's feces either directly or indirectly if they step in it and groom it off.