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How Do I Know If My Pet Has Internal Parasites?

  Your pet can pick up an internal parasite (roundworms, tapeworms, etc.) from multiple different sources including ingesting parasite eggs in contaminated water, food, feces, soil or another infested animal such as birds, mice and fleas.

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Q & A: Tick Edition

Question: What type of infection does Lyme disease cause (viral, bacterial, protozoal)?

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Can My Pet Get Worms from Other Pets?

This is an excellent question, and the answer is yes! All parasites including fleas, ticks, worms, and mites can be transferred from one pet to another.

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Does My Pet Have External Parasites?

Parasites are defined as organisms that live in or on another body, referred to as the host, and gain an advantage at the expense of the host. An external parasite attacks the host by either sucking their blood or feeding on their skin. Most common external parasites are fleas, ticks, lice and different types of […]

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All About Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny microscopic parasites that live and feed inside the ear canal of cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals. To the naked eye, the mite itself may be undetectable, but what is most noticeable is the dark, crumbly black discharge found inside your pet’s ear. This discharge often resembles coffee grounds and is […]

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Importance of a Urinalysis

A Urinalysis (urine analysis) is often run by your veterinarian when your pet is displaying signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Last Updated: July 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we are opening our doors with some restrictions.

1. APPOINTMENTS

2. SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

3. FOOD AND MEDICATION

4. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

5. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

6. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

7. OPERATION HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital