Our team is here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Fleas can reproduce rapidly and for the most part cause intense itchiness. Fleas are always moving and can be hard to find. Fleas bite and such blood and will pass this through their digestive system and pass small dark stool called ‘flea dirt.’ Collected, this stool with a moist white paper towel will leave a red stain on the paper towel, as this ‘dirt’ is only dried blood. Ticks are usually solitary and will attach themselves to a particular location on your pet. They may appear to be white or grey and can be of various sizes.
For both fleas and ticks, the best control is prevention. Many of the newer flea and tick products kill adult fleas and ticks and also prevent flea and larvae from developing.
What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?
Prevention products are evolving, and the most efficient are prescription products that are only available from your veterinarian. These products have a DIN code, meaning they have met Health Canada standards and are not pesticides. There are currently oral products and topical products and our veterinarians can assist you in determining what might be best for your pet.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!