Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

A parasite prevention plan is a proactive method that protects your pet, and your community of animal lovers from parasitic infestations. Keep in mind that when we detect a parasite, like heartworm, in a pet’s system this indicates that other pets in the area may be vulnerable. However, if your pet is regularly given preventative medicine, there is some security in knowing that they’ll be safe. To learn more about parasite prevention and what you can do to help your pet, call us at 905.597.7373.

How do parasite prevention plans benefit my pet?

Parasite prevention medicine is meant to be administered on an ongoing basis. In the long run, it leads to a lot less concern when or if there is a parasitic outbreak in your region. This is especially relevant in the summer, when mosquitoes (carriers of heartworm) and ticks are rampant. Keeping your pet safe also keeps your family safe. Pets can bring parasites in your home, which can infect your furniture, rugs and potentially your food.

Do you only offer one prevention plan or are there different kinds?

The prevention plans we offer depend on your pet’s health and environment. Either way, we can recommend topical and oral medicine that will protect your pet from intestinal worms and insects that can live on your pet’s fur and within their internal organs. This is also a great opportunity for us to test your pet and follow up on their health. We also offer individualized flea control programs. We develop programs for your pet’s specific needs and we consider their particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas (and other parasites) in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

What parasites does your prevention plan fight?

There are internal and external parasites. The internal parasites are usually worms, such as tapeworm, roundworm and heartworm. They can enter your pet’s system through ingestion or through an insect bite. External parasites, like mites, fleas and ticks, live on your pet’s skin and can be very irritable for your pet. You can tell if your pet has these parasites if they are itchy, licking themselves excessively or the parasites are visible on their fur during baths or grooming.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital