Due to extra precautions we are taking due to the ongoing changes with COVID-19, our hospital hours may be different than usual. Please contact the hospital at 617-566-7297 for additional questions or to schedule an appointment.

We’re committed to keeping clients and staff safe during COVID-19 with NEW admittance and check-out processes. Learn more.

Due to high volume of appointments, we are not currently accepting on-line booking. Please call our hospital directly to make an appointment. Thank you!

Parasite Control

Our hospital offers guidance on a number of parasite control programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and ticks.

Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. Internal parasites such as worms are also capable of causing severe illness in pets. It is imperative that owners use one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from these parasites in order to maintain their pet's health.

Our staff and veterinarians can help you choose the correct product based on your pet’s risk factors and health status.

In addition, because of the damages posed by intestinal parasites to both pets and people, all dogs and cats should have at least one fecal examination per year to test for intestinal parasites (e.g., roundworms, hookworms, Giardia). In some parts of the country where intestinal parasites are known to be more common, several fecal exams per year are recommended. There are specific treatments available for pets with GI (gastrointestinal) parasites.

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Parasite Control

Preventive care services are performed to help pets avoid disease and sickness and to ensure that they remain healthy. These services... More

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