Worms, Fleas and other parasites really enjoy living in Chilliwack just like we do. The reasons are the same as ours - Chilliwack has a very long growing season - one of the longest in Canada. So all these parasites grow and thrive very well in our sunny part of this country. People are amazingly unaware of how COMMON these parasites are in the Chilliwack environment. In a simple test done by Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic and another clinic in Chilliwack we found that there were worms in 50% of the fecal samples taken from the parks and public areas in Chilliwack and Sardis. Dr Banyard was very surprised as she was expecting 2%. 50% is very high. The best places where fecal samples were found were in the bushes as pets like to do their business in private. It may surprise you that dogs love to eat poop. Also dogs and cats walk everywhere and if there are worm eggs on the ground these end up on the paws of the pet. When the pet licks the paws these worm eggs are swallowed - and that is what the worm needs in order to reproduce itself.
Dr Banyard says: You will only see adult worms when your pet has a very heavy infestation. Usually you do not see them. The eggs are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye - that's why we need to look for them under the microscope. We need a stool sample. Call the receptionist att04-792-2844 for instructions for the best sample.
Dr Banyard says: Fleas are so common in Chilliwack pets that go outside have a very high likelihood of being infested. It does not take many fleas to make a pet miserable if they are allergic to fleas. You often do not see fleas because they run away from the site you are looked for them and are covered by fur so you will miss them. They inject their saliva into the blood stream which goes everywhere and that is how they cause the problems for your pet. Products carried by your veterinarian are the most effective ones to use to treat for fleas and to prevent them. You need to use Revolution ad Advantage once every 28 days year round. If you use them less you will slowly get a build up of fleas in the environment and your efforts will be wasted.
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Weather Alert: We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.
In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
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This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
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This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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