What are parasites?
Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and lice are nasty creatures that prey upon your pet. They can survive by biting and feeding on your pet’s blood. Aside from being disgusting, they cause irritation, infection and disease and there is no place for them in your home with your family.
Parasites are everywhere. Did you know …
- In one month, 10 fleas can reproduce into 250,000 1
- There are 80 species of hard ticks in North America
- Adult ticks can feed on pets for 5 – 12 days 2
Flea bites can cause discomfort and intense itching. They can also transmit tapeworms when eaten by your dog or cat.
Learn about fleas
Infected ticks can spread diseases in as little as 3 hours 1 Lyme disease has become a rising concern in Canada.
Learn about ticks
1Fourie JJ, et al. (2013). Transmission of Ehrlichia canis by Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks feeding on dogs and on artificial membranes. Vet Parasitol. 197(3-4):595-603.