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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasites can create preventable health concerns for your furry friend. Leaving your pet unprotected from parasites means they’re more susceptible to both external and internal infections. These include allergic reactions to tick bites or more life-threatening and long-term health problems.

What types of parasites infect pets?

Pets can be infected by a range of external and internal parasites. External parasites are those like fleas, ear mites, mange mites and ticks, which can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Ticks can also transmit serious infections like Lyme disease, which can be passed on to humans. Children, seniors, pregnant or immunocompromised people living at home are more susceptible to these infections. Internal parasites our furry friends commonly contract are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms and heartworms.

Does my pet need more than one preventive?

Certain risk factors, like your environment or how often your pet interacts with other animals, makes them more prone to parasite infections. As part of their parasite control plan, we’ll discuss which preventives work best for your pet’s needs. For some furry friends, this means one broad spectrum preventive medication that provides protections against both external and internal parasites. In other cases, a combination of methods would be best for your pet. If you’re interested in creating a parasite control plan for your pet, please contact us at 705.476.3913.

How do preventives provide protection?

It’s important to closely follow our directions for giving your pet their medication. Even missing one dose of a preventive can put your pet in jeopardy of parasite infections. Before your pet starts a new medication or if they miss a dose, getting them tested ensures they don’t have an infection. Giving your pet their parasite control while they’re infected can create health complications.

Last updated: November 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue with mandatory mask wearing when inside our facility.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    *We are closed daily between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Monday – Friday).

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

    - Your dedicated team at Airport Animal Hospital