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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Your pets are sometimes exposed to ticks, fleas, tapeworms, etc. that make their lives uncomfortable. These tiny creatures are more than just nuisances. If these parasites are left untreated, they could lead to serious conditions in your pet. Here at Valley Veterinary Services we encourage prevention, which can look like many different approaches based on your pet’s lifestyle and surroundings. It is very important for pet owners to take prevention seriously, as some parasites can be passed on from animals to humans. Our team can work with you to discuss what measures you can take to avoid parasites in your pets. Schedule an appointment with us at 604.858.6560.

What are some common parasites in or pets?

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

What are signs of parasites in pets?

It is especially important that as fur parents you are very vigilant of your pets. In some cases, you might not see any signs and so it’s very important to have regular check-ups for your pet companions. Some parasite infestations have signs and symptoms that you can look for in your pet. Once you spot any of these, it is important that you contact your veterinarian immediately for treatment.

  • Itching/ redness of the skin
  • Brown or black discharge in the ear
  • Weight loss
  • Lethargy
  • Swollen belly
  • Diarrhea
  • How can I protect my pets from parasites?

    It is best to work with your veterinarian to prevent infestations. At Valley Veterinary Services we can easily create a plan that takes into account your pet’s environment, age, breed and routine. We know untreated parasites can be uncomfortable and life-threatening. We want the best for your pets and your family as a whole.


    Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

    Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

    1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

    2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

    3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

    We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

    – Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services