Pet Waste Not Wanted

Spring is coming – Finally! With spring comes a few extra things to be aware of as pet owners.

First of all, the melting snow reveals all kinds of “surprises” left behind over the winter by irresponsible owners not picking up after their pets. The animal waste that shows up with the melting can cause many concerns for your pets. One of these concerns is giardiasis or “beaver fever.” It is caused by giardia protozoa that live in the small intestine of animals. Giardia that is shed in the feces can contaminate the environment and water, infecting other animals and people as well!

Another concern from improperly disposed of fecal matter is intestinal worms. The most common of these are roundworms and hookworms. The eggs of these worms are passed through an animal’s stool and animals ingesting even small amounts of fecal matter or contaminated dirt can become infected. Worms can cause animals to become quite sick and can even cause death in very young animals. Remember, these worms can infect humans! The best treatments are prescription dewormers, therefore contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital and ask how they can help protect your four legged friend and your family too!

Beware of dewormers that are over the counter. The over the counter dewormers are considered to be a Pesticide instead of a prescription medication, thus they are not held to the “strict” standard of safety as veterinary products.

Do keep in mind that keeping your pet’s parasite free also keeps you and your family healthy too. Giardia and worms are known as zoonotic parasites, which mean they can be passed to humans.

Parvo is a virus that is transmitted through fecal matter.  Parvo can be a fatal disease and is especially dangerous to young or immunocompromised animals.  Parvo can be easily prevented by ensuring your animal is up to date on their vaccinations.  The staff at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital can assist you in what is best for your animal.

Written by: Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital



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Dear Clients,

As of December 11, 2020 our veterinary hospital will continue to operate with a closed-door policy.


To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.



Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.


With the cold weather approaching we will be changing our curbside pickup protocol:

  1. For the purchase of food, treats and/or medications please call at least an hour ahead of time, and your order will be prepared. Prepaying over the phone is recommended.
  2. Our main door will be open for purchase/pickup of food, treats and medications only.
  3. Masks are mandatory in hospital at all times. No exceptions. Please use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. Maximum of two people in the reception area at all times.
  5. If you have not already prepaid, you will pay for your order at the reception desk. Please maintain social distancing while in the clinic and do not wander throughout the clinic.
  6. Your order will be ready with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items.


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!


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


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.


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