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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasites are tiny critters that can make your pet’s life miserable. If your pet gets infected with parasites they can suffer from serious illnesses like Lyme disease. Preventing parasites in pets may also protect the rest of your family. Some parasites can be transmitted to humans. It is always easier and more cost-efficient to prevent parasites than to treat them.

What parasites may affect my pet?

Here’s a list of parasites that may affect your pet:

1. Ticks
2. Fleas
3. Ear mites
4. Hookworm
5. Tapeworm
6. Roundworm

What are signs of parasites in pets?

There are many signs that may indicate your pet is infected with parasites. If you notice any of these signs you should always have them checked out by a veterinarian. Some signs to look for in your pet are:

  • Hair loss
  • Red bumps
  • Swollen belly
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Protruding lumps
  • Diarrhea
  • Brown or black buildup in ears
  • Constant itching and scratching

    Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you see any of these signs. Call us at 506.455.1700.

    How can I protect my pet from parasites?

    The best way to protect your pet from parasites is to have them on a year-round prevention plan. Your furry friend can become infected at any time of the year. Even if your pet stays inside your home they can still get parasites from other pets or even from humans they interact with.

  • Last updated: October 20, 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

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital