Effective Kelowna Veterinary Parasite Treatments & Preventative Pet Care

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Every pet parent wishes to protect the health and well-being of their animal companions, and one of the greatest threats to our furry family members is parasites. At Black Mountain Veterinary Hospital, we will provide effective diagnosis and deworming treatment for your cats or dogs in a relaxed, compassionate environment.

Located in Kelowna, we proudly serve the local community and surrounding neighborhoods of Rutland, Toovey Heights, Black Mountain, and more with comprehensive veterinary parasite solutions delivered in both English and Tagalog. We are dedicated to ensuring your pets enjoy a lifetime free from the pain, discomfort, and illness brought on by a parasitic infection. Contact us and schedule an appointment today!


Why Is it Important to Get My Pet Dewormed Every Year?

Deworming is an integral part of pet health care that every animal parent should take seriously. Nearly 85% of puppies and kittens are born with parasitic infections that can lead to health issues affecting their development and immune system. Parasites can be transferred easily by other pets or even by the pet owners themselves, and they're known to continuously re-infect their host. This leaves the only effective treatment to be a yearly elimination of the eggs and larvae before they have the opportunity to re-infect your pet.

Our practice will perform thorough bloodwork, fecal examination, and external inspection to determine if your pet is suffering from any harmful parasites. Common parasites we frequently see affecting dogs and cats include:

  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Lice
  • Heartworm
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Mange mites
  • Ear mites
  • Coccidia
  • Giardia

Signs Your Pet May Be Suffering from Parasites

It's important to notice the early signs of veterinary parasites so you can bring your furry friend into our practice and we can swiftly treat them. If your cat or dog is suffering from a parasitic infection, they will most likely exhibit some clear signs, such as:

  • Chronic itching
  • Red patches on the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive shaking of the head
  • Round tummy
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Losing weight
  • Coughing

The Importance of Identifying Veterinary Parasites

We will utilize our advanced diagnostic tools to identify the issue and provide the proper solutions. We aim to get your pet back on the road to health as quickly as possible. To properly remedy the situation, we must identify the correct type of parasite while considering the unique attributes of your pet. This helps us to determine the deworming medication that's right for them.

We will tailor our services based on your pet's age, infection type, and current medical status. Different dewormers target different parasites, and not all deworming medication will work for every situation. Dewormers target and eradicate the parasites thriving within your pet's body, but if your animal has been weakened by the infection, they might be too fragile to withstand the toxicity of the medication. Rest assured, we will utilize our years of experience and modern technology to identify the parasite and medication choice so your pet will experience a safe and effective treatment.

Veterinary Parasites FAQ

Prevention is key to the longevity and quality of life for your pet. Our friendly and attentive veterinary team is ready to address your questions and concerns upon your arrival at our office. Some frequently asked questions regarding veterinary parasites include:

How can I prevent parasitic infections at home?

Aside from providing your cats and dogs with the necessary medications and regular checkups, try to keep your living space dry and clean, with as little lingering waste as possible. Also, try to limit their time spent in grassy and dirty areas where possible.

Yes. Once your pet has been dewormed, it will eliminate all parasites currently existing in their body, but they will be prone to further infection. Dogs and cats love to sniff and play in the dirt, grass, trash, and with other animals. This is why yearly vet examinations are important for ensuring your pet remains parasite free throughout their lifetime.

Yes. Many worms commonly found in pets are transmissible to humans. If you're experiencing diarrhea, intestinal pain, or respiratory problems, we recommend you consult a doctor immediately. Furthermore, children, seniors, pregnant women, diabetics, cancer patients, and individuals with a compromised immune system are particularly susceptible to parasitic infection.

Trusted Kelowna Veterinary Parasite Services

At Black Mountain Veterinary Hospital, we know that prevention is a key component to your pet's quality of life. We will work hard to identify the cause of your pet's issue and swiftly treat it properly. Our passionate and skilled veterinarians look forward to helping your adorable pets get back on the road to health at a swift pace. Your cat or dog deserves to live a vibrant and enthusiastic life without pain, discomfort, and infection holding them back.

We are proud to provide Kelowna veterinary parasite services, leveraging our tools and experience to uncover solutions for your beloved furry friend's issues. Our compassionate and animal-loving team are dedicated to assisting every pet who walks through our doors with respectful and effective services. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!


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