While not a parasite, this organism causes a devastating infection, called leptospirosis, to both animals and humans. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means you may contract the illness from your pet! Leptospira … Read More »


These common external parasites are one of the more obvious parasites we see on our pets. Fleas are tiny insects (about the size of the eye of a sewing needle) that … Read More »


This is a newly recognized parasite in the GTA. Lungworms are two different species of parasitic worms (Angiostrongylus vasorum and Crenosoma vulpis) that infect dogs. The organisms infect the heart and lungs … Read More »

Intestinal Parasites

These threats are a very common occurrence amongst our pets. Intestinal parasites are a wide variety of organisms, each of which has a unique genetic makeup, lifecycle, and method for invading … Read More »

Ticks and Lyme Disease

This is one of the most talked-about parasites addressed in our Clinic lately and for good reason! Pervasive, sneaky, and practically villainous, these bugs are technically part of the arachnid family, … Read More »