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Parasitic Prevention

Heartworm season is upon us once again, and it is time to pick up your dog’s heartworm prevention for the year. Heartworm prevention and parasitic control have become what may seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be.

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What You Need to Know About Lungworm

Lungworm is currently an emerging disease that is recently becoming an issue in Ontario.  Lung worm is a term that is used to describe an infection of the respiratory tract that is caused by a parasite.

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What are Whipworms?

Whipworms are one of the 4 major parasites that can infect our canine companions: the other 3 are roundworms, tapeworms and hookworms.

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Roundworms in Cats and Kittens

There are two types of roundworm that affect cats and kittens: Toxascaris leonina and Toxacara cati. Because treatment protocols involve the same medication regime, once eggs are identified on a fecal examination we refer to the infection as roundworm and treat it identically.

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What You Need to Know About Pinworms

Pinworm infection is one of the most common intestinal parasitic infections that affect humans in North America. Pinworm infection occurs most often in children, especially those attending school or daycare facilities.

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Christmas Hazards for Pets

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. However, it can also come with some serious and potentially lethal dangers to our pets. 

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Last updated: April 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

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

- Your dedicated team at Fairmont Animal Hospital