Parasite Prevention

There are a number of internal parasites which have been identified as common problems throughout the pet population. These parasites can be very dangerous to your pet’s health, especially in young animals and compromised individuals. At the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital, we strongly urge that you provide your animal with testing and preventative care for these parasites.

Internal parasites have been known to cause stunted growth, anemia, digestive upsets, and inflammation. Internal parasites such as roundworms can be transmitted through eggs passed on in the feces, therefore it is essential that we keep our pets as healthy as possible so that our homes and neighbourhoods as happy and healthy as our pets.

At the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital, we offer a wide array of tests and screening to ensure your pet is parasite free, including:

  • Heartworm testing
  • Fecal flotation
  • Testing for tick-borne diseases
  • Skin scrapings
  • Ear swabs
  • And more…

If you have any questions about which parasites may be a risk to your pet and what you can do to reduce them, please contact us at the OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital, and one of our staff members will be happy to answer them!