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Parasite Prevention

Throughout their lives, our pets are at risk of picking up parasites, whether internal, such as heartworms or intestinal worms (which we discuss in depth in their respective sections), or external parasites, such as mites, fleas and ticks.

Feel free to contact us about preventing, detecting and treating parasites. We have various treatments that can keep parasites away and significantly reduce the risk for your pet.

Why are parasites dangerous for my pet?

Parasites carry many diseases that can be passed to animals. Your pet will initially have few or no symptoms, but they can quickly intensify and make your pet very sick. In addition, if your pet picks up fleas, your entire home could quickly become infested, and everyone in your household would have to be treated to overcome them.

How can I safely remove a tick without going to the vet? 

You can definitely remove ticks on your own, but if you're hesitant, feel free to give us a call. Here's how to remove a tick:

First, put on gloves to protect yourself. Next, use a pair of eyebrow tweezers or a tool designed for this purpose (Tick Twister) to remove the tick. Be careful not to crush or twist the tick, as it could cause part of its body to stay attached to your pet's skin. If you're more visual, you can easily find many video demos online.

Will a tick automatically infect my pet?

You should know that ticks don't instantly spread disease. An infected tick only becomes a danger to your pet if it remains attached to their skin for 24 to 48 hours. That's why it's so important to thoroughly inspect your pet's body and your own clothing after a walk in the woods or in tall grass. A reminder: a tick that hasn't become engorged with blood can be as small as a poppy seed. Be careful!

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