Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

They may not always be visible to the naked eye, but parasites are always on the prowl. A parasitic infestation can not only leave your furry friend uncomfortable, but can also pose serious health risks for all of your family. If left untreated, parasites can cause serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, or other tick-borne diseases. Some parasites are zoonotic which means they can be transmitted to other species such as humans. To reduce the risk of infection it is best to prevent and treat all parasites in your pets.

What are some parasites that may affect my pet?

  • Ear mites
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Hookworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Roundworm

    Is hair loss a sign that my pet has parasites?

    Yes, pets who suffer from mange and worms could lose their hair. Other signs you can look for in your pet are:

  • Red bumps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen belly
  • Brown or black buildup in ears
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Protruding lumps
  • Persistent itching or scratching

    You should contact your veterinarian if your pet is showing any of these signs. Call us at 506.858.9900.

    What can I do to protect my pet from parasites?

    At Elmwood Veterinary Hospital, we recommend a year-round prevention plan. The surroundings and lifestyle of your pet can leave them exposed to parasites at any time and so we highly recommend that all pets are on a prevention plan.

    I have an indoor pet; do they still need parasite protection?

    Yes! Even if your pet doesn’t go outside, they can still get parasites from other animals that they interact with or even humans. Another reason is that some parasites can live within the home especially during winter months.

  • Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We ask that you continue to wear a mask when entering our hospital. To maintain social distancing, we are currently only allowing one person per exam room during appointments, with certain exceptions.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Elmwood Veterinary Hospital