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Dog Fleas and Ticks

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.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?


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.

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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!

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital