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: 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.


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