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Parasite Prevention & Treatment: About Our Pet Health Services in Langley

Taking care of a pet requires paying close attention to its needs and making informed decisions regarding its health, nutrition and insurance. Our team at Small Creatures Pet Clinic believes in helping our clients to make the right choice by providing quality veterinary services and the latest information on pet health in Langley.

 

Parasites, mites, ticks, worms and various forms of diseases are all conditions that can be treated or prevented by maintaining strong pet health in homes. In many cases, those unwanted houseguests that our pets carry can be prevented or eliminated entirely. Our veterinarian team provides a range of service to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.Our clinic endorses the following brands in the prevention and/or treatment of many parasitic, contagious diseases.

 

The Importance of Regular Wellness Exams

When it comes to the health of your furry pal, regular wellness exams are crucial. Having him/her looked at by us will benefit your pet in countless ways. These exams reveal the early stages of diseases, enabling us to address them with a greater probability of success and less extensive treatments. Routine wellness exams allow you to keep up with vaccinations, deworming, and heartworm prevention strategies, which improve the pet's quality of life. In addition to that, regularly inspecting your pet allows us to craft detailed health, wellness and nutrition plans tailored to their unique needs. To learn more about pet health in Langley or book an exam, please contact us.

 

Indications Your Pet Needs Medical Attention

As a pet owner, it might be hard to tell when your pet requires medical care. Even mild issues may be a cause for concern. Some common indications that your pet needs medical help are:

 

Abnormal eating habits

Increased thirst

Excessive licking of feet

Excessive scratching of ears

Changes in stool and urination

Vomiting

Abnormal weight gain or loss

Problems in breathing

Coughing and sneezing

Limping

 

For more information about pet health in Langley, please get in touch with our team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ensure the longevity and continued happiness of your four-legged friend. Our team can help optimize their health.

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Parasites to Watch Out For

Parasites, if left untreated, can also transmit disease to the human members of your family. Parks, outdoor trails, pet feces, uncooked food, and poor hygiene all contribute to possible infection. Common parasites include:

  • Mange mites

  • Roundworms

  • Tapeworms

  • Ticks

  • Toxoplasmosis

  • Whipworms

  • Coccidia

  • Ear mites

  • Fleas

  • Giardi

  • Heartworms

  • Hookworms

Dr. Jim Snyder and his staff can implement a year-round parasite control program to benefit everyone's comfort. Browse through our gallery and take a look at our work and the clinic.

The Flea Life Cycle

Fleas are a common occurrence for many household pets. It’s essential to understand the life cycle of fleas to gain a better understanding of the importance of protecting your family and home against infestation and infection. Here are some facts to keep in mind:

  • Female fleas lay up to 50 eggs a day in the coat of your pet. These eggs fall off into the carpet, furniture, bedding, and other areas.

  • Once fleas emerge from the cocoon, they will immediately seek a host. This host can be a pet or even you.

  • Flea eggs and larvae avoid the light and can hide anywhere in your home. Once fleas acquire a host, they will begin laying eggs within 48 hours.

  • An adult flea may emerge immediately from its cocoon or remain dormant for many months. This prolonged cycle results in the possibility of seeing adult fleas even after treatment

If you would like to schedule a visit or if you have any further questions concerning your pet’s health, our Langley clinic is just a call away! We’re here to help! 

Small Creatures Pet Clinic

302-21183 88th Avenue

Langley, BC V1M 2G5

T: 604-888-6123

E: info@smallcreaturespetclinic.ca

Office Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Tuesday - Friday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Saturday 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday Closed

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