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In acknowledgement of a healthy work-life balance, and with the availability of numerous reliable emergency veterinary clinics in our surrounding area, we will now be CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS effective immediately. We will also be CLOSED SUNDAYS for the immediate future with a plan to reevaluate Sunday hours the end of May. We thank all of our clients for their understanding with the changes and disruptions over this past year as we have worked through renovations and on policies to enhance you and your pets's experience with us here at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital.

For emergency concerns after hours, please call:

ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC OF THE FRASER VALLEY, 6325 204 ST, LANGLEY - 604-514-1711
MAINLAND ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC, 15338 FRASER HWY, SURREY - 604-588-4000
VANCOUVER ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND REFERRAL CENTRE, 6303 ALBERTA ST, VANCOUVER - 604-879-3737

For medication refills or special orders please call (604-590-2121) or email (reception@scottsdalevethospital.com) at least a few days prior to completing your current prescription or a week prior for any special order products. We are in the process of exploring options for an online webstore to be linked to our website that will help make refills and ordering much easier in the future.

From the Scottsdale Veterinary Team, we thank you.

New Patients Welcome

Call us at 604-590-2121.

Intestinal Parasites:

Intestinal Parasites:

Many intestinal parasites found in our dogs and cats are also transmissible to people, these are called zoonotic infections. These zoonotic parasites include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, certain tapeworms, and giardia (a protozoan parasite). A Canadian study looking at roundworm infections, found that 19.5% of the children in rural and 14% of children in urban Dartmouth/Halifax areas were seropositive to T. Canis (the dog roundworm). Every year in the USA, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention receives 3000 – 4000 positive serum samples from people with a presumptive diagnosis of larval migrans.

It is not only for the protection of our pets but also for disease prevention in people, that parasitologists as well as veterinarians recommend that we regularly test or empirically “deworm” our pets. Some parasitologists believe our dogs and outdoor cats should be dewormed 3 to 4 times yearly. We think that for most of our pets this seems excessive, however it doesn’t seem unreasonable to deworm our pets once yearly. If possible we feel it is best to analyze a stool sample from your dog or cat. Stool/fecal analysis is a microscopic examination (stool is mixed with a special solution, then centrifuged and then analyzed) to determine if indeed your pet has a parasite and if so which parasite. The only intestinal parasite that we/you may regularly see visible in a stool sample is from the tapeworm. Other parasites either are invisible to the naked eye in their adult form or most worm parasites only want to shed their eggs into the stool not themselves. If adult worms are passed in the stool or are occasionally vomited up (as we periodically see in puppies/kittens), it means your pet is LOADED with these intestinal parasites that are now physically being pushed out due to over crowding!!! There truly is no one medication that treats all intestinal parasites (roundworm, whipworm, hookworm, tapeworms, giardia and coccidia). Knowing which parasite your pet has picked up allows an effective medication or combination of medications to be selected for your pet. If however the stool/fecal sample is negative for parasites NO medication is given. If it is a problem to get a stool sample we can use certain broad spectrum worming medications.

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If you have more questions or concerns as to what is the right treatment for your special dog or cat, speak to your veterinarian. 

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