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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

Ensuring your pet is protected from fleas, ticks, worms and other parasites is a must-do for all responsible pet owners. They may be small in size, but these pesky creatures can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. Parasites can permanently damage your pet’s organs, cause them great discomfort, and can lead to serious diagnoses like Lyme disease and even death. Fortunately, all it takes is regular parasite preventive medications to keep your pet protected. Call us at 403.239.4657 to explore your options. There are many formulations and treatment types for you to choose from.

Do pets need parasite control in the winter?

Yes. Contrary to popular belief, many kinds of parasites can survive even in the wintertime. Their eggs can lay dormant for months at a time, especially when indoors. Your pet can still catch parasites when they go to the groomers, doggy daycare or visit other homes with pets. Your furry friend needs parasite protection all year round.

Do indoor pets need parasite control?

Absolutely. Even if you live in a high-rise building, your pet can still be exposed to parasites through you, other people, other animals and objects that enter your building or unit. [/answer]

How can I tell if my pet has parasites?

Usually, the first thing you will notice is your pet itching, scratching or licking themselves excessively. This is usually a sign of fleas. When it comes to ticks, you can actually see ticks on your pet’s skin – they will initially look like skin tags and grow larger as they continue gorging themselves on your pet’s blood. Heartworm and intestinal worms are more difficult to detect because in the early stages of infection, or if your pet has only a small amount of worms, they will display no symptoms. This is why regular check-ups are key, because only at the clinic can we test for these types of parasites.

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Last updated: May 27, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

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

- Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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