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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

The truth is parasites are everywhere and the best way to protect your pet from encountering them is implementing a prevention plan. Our veterinarians are the best people to do that. However, if your pet is already infected with a parasite, like a tick or a tapeworm, there are treatments we can provide. Book an appointment to get your pet tested as soon as possible by calling us at 250.591.4050.

What kind of parasites are out there?

Parasites are small organisms that can live on or in an animal. Here are a few examples of parasites:

  • Ringworms
  • ookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Heartworms
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mites

    When they find your pet as their host, they can irritate your pet’s skin or cause long-lasting damage to their organs and immune system.

    How do I prevent my pet from contracting a parasite?

    The type of prevention your pet receives depends on the parasitic infection. We recommend maintaining routine vet appointments so we can check your pet regularly. We also offer deworming services and treatments that kill worms. At home, you can groom your pet regularly to search for external parasites. You can also feed them a healthy diet using our specialized nutritional plan, which strengthens their immune system. Be cautious of the areas your pet explores. Parasites can live in feces from other dogs or wild animals. If they step in it, it can be ingested when they lick themselves later. That’s why it’s important that every pet owner is vigilant with their physical exams, prevention plans and picking up after their pets. Protecting your pet is protecting your community.

    Can parasites harm humans?

    Some of these parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, can be transferred to humans through their pets. This happens when your pet’s feces is not properly cleaned. Pet owners must wash their hands thoroughly after handling their pet’s feces. They must also ensure contact with immune-compromised people is carefully managed, as they could be vulnerable to infections.

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Chase River Veterinary Hospital