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Tapeworms – FAQs

How do pets get tapeworms? A tapeworm segment is a packet of eggs that a pet eats by accident when it is eating something else. The “something else” is an intermediate host for the tapeworm. There are two kinds of tapeworm, with different hosts. One kind lives in the gut of fleas.

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Ticks on Pets

There are certain health problems of pets in the Edmonton area where the facts seem to change from year to year. A prime example of this is the problem with ticks in central Alberta. There are different ticks in Canada than there used to be ten years ago.

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Roundworms in Pets

Of all the health concerns that pets are exposed to, the one that is probably the most common, yet least treated, is roundworms. The reason is that pet owners may not realize that their pet has a parasite, or that the parasite can be picked up by people.

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Fleas in Pets

Whether you live in Morinville on a farm or Edmonton in an apartment, your pets are at risk of having a flea problem. If you do not think that they could have a problem because you never see any fleas, here are two facts that you should be aware of: First, most of the fleas […]

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Worms in Pets

One of the great things about owning a pet in the Edmonton area is that the climate we have limits the number of parasites that owners will have to worry about. Many of the ticks, fleas and insects that bite cats and dogs cannot survive in our outdoors. The frozen ground of our winters is […]

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Verdelle Hein

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David Vansickle

Best vets in the world, would not take our girl any where else. Dr. Vitts has been our vet many…

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The Importance of Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common owner concerns and exam findings in our pets. Most dogs and cats over three years of age have it to some degree, and it progresses with time.

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