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Parasite Prevention

Parasite Prevention

Internal and external parasites are more than simple pests—they jeopardize the health of your pet by carrying diseases, damaging organs, and impacting the immune system of an animal, as well as causing extraordinary discomfort. Left untreated, a parasite infestation can lead to grave illness and even death of your cat or dog. Our parasite prevention products can help protect your pet from the following common parasites:


These external parasites consume the blood of mammals and birds.


After attaching to your pet, ticks begin to feed on his or her blood.

Ear Mites

The highly contagious ear mite can live in your pet's ear canal and cause itching.


The thread-like parasitic heartworm spreads through mosquito bites.


Hookworms live in your pet's digestive system and consume his or her blood.


The parasitic roundworm feeds on your pet's intestine and causes illness.


These hook-like parasitic worms are long and flat, and live in the intestines.


The roundworm has a whip-like appearance and can move into your pet's lungs.

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Creditview Eglinton Animal Hospital provides comprehensive preventive, surgical and emergency veterinary services for pets.


Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Some research indicates there may be long-term health benefits to spaying or neutering dogs after they have passed through puberty. 

Many veterinary professionals recommend that female animals be spayed before their first heat, which can occur as early as 5 months of age. However, there is increasing evidence that this is too young as the animals have not been allowed to fully develop and grow.

Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health. 

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical check-ups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

When you bring your pet in for their regular check-up, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early on, when they are most treatable.

Our pets can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health. 

Just like in humans, when animals eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if not brushed away regularly. 

This can lead to infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. That’s why regular dental care is essential to preventing pain or disease in the gums.

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