506.384.4838

Can You Spray Your Dog with Mosquito Repellent?

The sun is out, and unfortunately, mosquitoes are too. Mosquitoes carry deadly diseases such as heartworm and West Nile. Dog owners want to protect their pets as much as they can and many wonder if human bug sprays are safe to use on their dog.

The answer is ‘no’ — never use human insect repellent on your dog. The two most common ingredients in insect repellent for humans are DEET and Picaridin, which can cause vomiting, staggering, irritation and seizures. For this reason, you should also not let your dog lick your skin after applying bug spray.

Many home-made recipes for mosquito repellent found online can be extremely toxic for your dogs. Sticking to products that are made for dogs is the safest thing to do. A lot of flea and tick medication procure protection against mosquitoes as well.

K9 Advantix is an excellent example of a convenient monthly topical application that kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It’s specially formulated for dogs, and you can buy this product at any veterinary hospital/clinic.

Give us a call at 506.384.4838, and we can help you decide on the best solution for your pet.

Written by: Acadia Veterinary Hospital

Blog

Back to School Separation Anxiety

It’s time to go back to school! That means the kids are now out of the house, the days get shorter, and the house gets quieter.

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: September 11, 2020

Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.

Sincèrement

Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia

________________________________

To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital