Preventive Services

A simple way you can help keep your pet healthy is by protecting him or her against parasites. Heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other internal and external parasites are much more than just pests; they can cause life-threatening conditions in your pet—and cause severe, potentially fatal, health problems for you and your family. We will recommend the best preventive regimen for your pet, based on lifestyle and risk factors. We can also provide expert advice on keeping your whole household safe from parasitic infection. Set up an appointment with us to discuss parasite prevention, or call us to refill your pet’s medication. Protect your pet and your family today!

Vaccinations

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No matter the age of your pet we are able to help plan the appropriate course of vaccinations over their lifetime. For the first year of their lives, kittens and puppies require vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. These “boosters” do just that: “boost” their young immune systems so that they can meet the viral challenges they will encounter as they grow. During their adult lives, cats and dogs require regular vaccinations, given either yearly or every 3 years depending on the type of vaccine given as their immune systems have matured.

Sadly, in the Bloor West Village area we do see many of these preventable viruses. The good thing is that most of the vaccinations we use to protect against these harmful viruses can be administered every 3 years. Your Veterinarian will discuss all of your options with you and together you will decide on the best treatment plan for your pet.

Parasite Control

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External and internal parasites are a common finding in dogs and cats. With all the wonderful dog parks in High Park and Swansea Village, parasites are commonly passed from the environment to your pet and from pet to pet. We feel prevention is key to prevent harm to your pet and to you too!

Our team provides the diagnostics and medicines necessary for the detection and treatment of internal and external parasites. We start testing for internal parasites at a very young age, as certain “worms” can be passed from the mother’s womb to your new puppy or kitten. It is also important to detect and treat these parasites, as some can pass from animals to humans.

Kittens and puppies should have at least 2 stool checks prior to spaying or neutering. Adult cats and dogs require a stool check once a year. We test annually for canine heartworm disease and provide you with preventive medicine, which treats and protects your dog against internal parasites and fleas. Don’t forget about Mr. Whiskers too! We also offer parasite control for your kittens and cats.