Parasites are now a year-round problem for cats and dogs. Read on for details, our recommendations, pricing, and our online order form, and click here for more information about the main types of parasites that affect our pets.
The safest option is to treat your pet every month. Fleas are a problem year-round, with their numbers increasing over the spring and summer, and becoming worst in the fall. Ticks particularly love spring and fall, but they become active whenever the temperature rises above freezing – this winter for the first time ever, Toronto’s AVERAGE winter temperature has been above zero degrees! Heartworm is spread by mosquitos, and prevention is essential from late spring until early winter. Intestinal worms can be spread year-round by contact with other animals or their feces, contaminated dirt, or if your pet eats infected prey like rodents or bugs.
If you prefer not to use prevention year-round, the most active parasite season is March to November. Make sure that you treat every pet in your house, even if they don’t all go outside – many parasites can hitchhike inside on shoes or other pets! In particular, if you only treat some of your pets, new fleas carried inside can avoid treatment by taking refuge on the untreated pet(s) and quickly reproduce, making infestations impossible to eliminate.
If your dog is up to date on their annual exam and tick-borne disease & heartworm testing (Accuplex), please complete the form below to request their tick, flea & heartworm prevention. If they aren’t up to date, please give us a call at 416-537-9677 to book an appointment, and we can take care of everything they need in one visit. Not sure if they are due to come in? Just give us a call!
Recommended Preventative Medication for Dogs: NexGard Spectra, a hypo-allergenic all-in-one monthly chew that protects against fleas, ticks, heartworms, roundworms & hookworms. We can still order Simparica Trio for your dog if you prefer our original all-in-one medication.
NexGard Spectra Price: $31.69 to $43.97 per monthly dose, depending on your dog’s weight
For orders of 6-12 doses, visit NexGard.ca/Offer to apply for an online rebate of up to $24 per dog. Limited time offer: get free home delivery when you purchase a full-year (12 months) of protection!
If your cat has had a full exam with one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months, you can go ahead and request their prevention by submitting the form below. If they haven’t been seen within 12 months, or if you have any other preventative care or health concerns you would like to address at the same time, please give us a call at 416-537-9677 to book an appointment.
Recommended Preventative Medication for Cats: NexGard Combo
- NexGard Combo is now available in Canada. It is a topical medication applied to the back of your cat’s neck, protecting against fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, and ALSO tapeworms, which are common intestinal worms in cats that used to require treatment with a separate deworming medication.
- Revolution Plus was our previous recommendation. It does not treat tapeworms, but we can still order it for your cat if you prefer.
NexGard Combo Price: $19.45 to $26.53 per monthly dose, depending on your cat’s weight
For orders of 6-12 doses, visit NexGard.ca/Offer to apply for an online rebate of up to $15 per cat. Limited time offer: get free home delivery when you purchase a full-year (12 months) of protection!
Don’t forget to check the “I’m not a robot” box and press the Submit Form button to send your form. Remember that your form has NOT been sent until you see the message “Thank you – we have received your form.”
Please allow ~up to 7 days~ for your request to be processed after your order is confirmed. We will do our best to prepare your pet’s prescription faster whenever possible. If your request is urgent, please call us at 416-537-9677. Thank you for your patience!