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Parasite Prevention

Our Kanata veterinarians can protect your pet from parasites and the diseases they may carry using preventive treatments tailored to your companion's lifestyle.

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Parasite Treatments for Cats & Dogs

Parasites like ticks, fleas, heartworm, and intestinal parasites are a common concern for pet owners. These parasites can have detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of pets, causing issues ranging from skin irritation to life-threatening illnesses.

Preventative measures are key to protecting pets from parasites. Regular grooming, including combing and brushing, can help detect and remove ticks and fleas before they have a chance to settle on your pet.

We offer several products to help prevent parasites that we will tailor to your pet's needs

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Common Parasites

Parasites pose a serious health risk to our pets. Left untreated, parasites can threaten the life of your cat or dog, can be transmitted to other pets, and in some cases can also affect people. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your dog or cat 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.


These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and are responsible for the spread of several serious conditions in people and pets. 

Ear Mites

Tiny, highly contagious ear mites reside in the ear canals of dogs, cats and other mammals. These parasites reproduce continuously throughout their lifespan. 


This thread-like worm is spread through mosquito bites and makes its home in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of infected animals.


These parasites live in the digestive tract of cats and dogs where they feed on the pet's blood. Hookworms can lead to anemia and other serious conditions.


This parasitic worm lives in the intestine and feeds on partially digested intestinal contents. This parasite can rob your pet of vital nutrients necessary to stay healthy.


Tapeworms are spread through the ingestion of infected fleas or mice. They live and grow in your pet’s intestines and often rice-like segments can be seen around your pet’s anal area.


Whipworms are spread through the ingestion of soil that has been in contact with an infected dog's feces. Whipworms pose a serious health risk to dogs.

Echinoccocus Tapeworm

Foxes or coyotes carry echinococcus tapeworm, which is spread through their fecal matter. Dogs can become infected and potentially pass it on to humans. The tapeworm can cause cysts in human organs.

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