Efficient Parasite Prevention

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At Southdown Animal Clinic, we are an experienced team delivering parasite prevention services to your pets. We will work hard to eradicate any infection that our skilled team detects while helping your animal stay protected for the rest of the year. Our team leverages in-house technology and a seasoned eye for detail to detect, identify, and treat any possible infections and underlying diseases common among active pets.

Located in Mississauga, we serve the adorable cats, dogs, and pocket-sized pets of our local community. Our team shares a common goal to help every animal who walks through our doors remain happy and healthy for the long term. We will provide thorough parasite prevention exams and effective treatments guided by our comprehensive approach and animal-loving values. Contact us and schedule an appointment today!


Why Should My Pet Receive a Preventive Exam?

We believe preventive exams and regular wellness checks are crucial to the health and well-being of your pet, as many diseases and infections are easily preventable. Once these issues and conditions have fully developed, they are much harder to manage and more expensive to treat. We aim to stop these infections in their tracks by offering thorough pet exams followed by effective treatments. We work hard to solve and detect issues such as:

  • Fleas & Ticks: Fleas and ticks are the most common type of external parasite affecting dogs and cats. These very small insects feed on your pet's blood, causing irritation and potentially leading to health problems down the road, like allergic reactions and other illnesses.
  • Heartworm: Heartworm is a parasitic worm that commonly inhabits mosquitos. When the mosquito bites your pet, the worm often enters their body, where it matures, mates, and reproduces. Heartworm in dogs and cats are commonly found residing in their heart, lungs, and blood vessels. If left undetected and untreated, heartworm can lead to disease, resulting in lung issues, heart failure, and other organ damage.
  • Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is often transmitted through the bite of a tick. Once the bacteria have entered the bloodstream, it will be carried throughout the body, usually localizing in the joints or kidneys. Lyme disease causes pain, discomfort, and potential lameness if left untreated with antibiotics.

Our Thorough Process

Our focused team performs thorough pet exams, carefully checking them from head to tail and running additional in-house blood tests for extra thoroughness. We employ a comprehensive approach to parasite prevention and treatment, tailoring all services to your pet's unique case and attributes.

If we find your cat or dog currently suffers from a flea, tick, or heartworm infection, we can provide oral or topical medication to help their condition. Additionally, we can work to prevent the possibility of Lyme disease by performing annual wellness checks and vaccinations, helping to fortify your pet's defense against infection. If your pet currently suffers from Lyme disease, we will provide antibiotics to help ease their symptoms and gradually rid them of this affliction.

Parasite Prevention & Treatment FAQ

Prevention is key, and it can greatly benefit your pet if you're properly informed regarding the symptoms and dangers of parasitic infection and disease. Our friendly team will address your questions and concerns upon arrival at our office. Some frequently asked questions regarding parasite prevention and treatments include:

Do puppies and kittens need preventive exams?

Yes. Puppies and kittens are especially susceptible to infection and disease because their immune systems aren't as mature as their adult counterparts. We will give your puppies and kittens a thorough introductory exam, dewormer services, and flea and tick prevention, and also check for signs of ear mites.

Ticks are often found in areas where pets love to play and explore, like tall grass, thick brush, marshes, and woods. As your pet passes through these areas, the ticks will grab, attach, and immediately begin searching for a viable place to bite.

Yes, however, you can't become infected from contact with your cats and dogs. Similar to how it infects your pets, Lyme disease usually begins from a simple tick bite before spreading and developing.

Trusted Parasite Prevention in Mississauga

At Southdown Animal Clinic, we firmly believe that prevention is a key contributor to your pet's quality of life and overall longevity. We will help you take a proactive approach to infection by delivering comprehensive exams and effective parasite prevention services. Our team will work hard to stop the spread and development of any infections using our in-house technical resources and our gentle, respectful touch that is devoted to treating your pets like family.

We are a trusted veterinary team providing parasitic prevention services in Mississauga. Our team will work hard to ensure your pets live a long, fulfilling life free from the constraints of infection and disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!



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