Parasite Prevention Month

Parasite Prevention Month for Dogs and CatsJune and July are Parasite Months at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital

The prevention of parasites is very important to us here at Granville Island Veterinary Hospital. The importance is heightened as common intenstinal worms can be transmitted from pets to people. Fleas are also very common in Vancouver all year round. A recent survey found 65 per cent of pet owners don’t regularly use parasite treatment products and are not certain if their pet is adequately protected against lice, fleas, ticks, mites and worms.

All parasites are very uncomfortable for your pet and potentially, you.

Most owners know their pet needs parasite protection but many find it difficult to remember when and how often. Please call 604.734.7744 to order your preventative medication or come in to the Hospital to see which type is right for your pet.

 

 


Did you know?

  • Dogs often get parasites at some point in their life.
  • Some dog parasites can infect and transmit diseases to humans.
  • By working with your veterinarian and having your pet tested for parasites annually, you can protect your dog and your family.
  • Also, monitor your dog for changes in behavior, appetite, or water consumption that could mark a problem.


Did you know?

  • You should have your cat examined at least yearly or as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Cats need heart worm tests too! They should be conducted periodically.
  • Your veterinarian will conduct fecal examinations 2 to 4 times during the first year of life and 1 to 2 times each year for adults, depending on the pet’s health and lifestyle factors.

 

Check o ut the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) for more information on your pet and parasites.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)