Blog: Pet Parasite Prevention
My Pet Can’t Have Worms… RIGHT?!
Spring is parasite season in the pet and veterinary world. This includes external parasites, like fleas and ticks, and internal parasites, like heartworm and intestinal parasites (more often referred to as “worms”).
Why is there more Tick Talk now than ever before? What has changed? Well for starters, one of the contributing factors to the increase in ticks in Southern Ontario is our ever-changing weather here. Our recent climate change has ticks migrating north.
Roxi’s Heatworm Journey
Parasite season is just around the corner! It is important to use parasite prevention on your pets to protect against fleas, ticks, and heartworm. Many people think that because their pet stays indoors, they don’t need to be on parasite preventative, or that these parasites don’t exist in Brampton.
Ear Infections in Dogs
Because the ear canal in dogs is mostly vertical (unlike a human ear canal that is horizontal), it is easy for debris and moisture to be retained in the ear canal. Ear disease usually stems from over-production of wax as occurs in response to irritation.