Our team continues to be 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.
While fleas may make your dog itchy, ticks don’t always do this.
If you look at your dog’s tail base and work your way up the spine, you may notice little pepper-like grains in your dog’s fur – this is known as flea dirt. Generally, if you see flea dirt then your dog has fleas.
If you and your dog spend any time outdoors, in wooded areas or in long grass or shaded areas, then both you and your dog are at risk of having ticks! After every outdoor excursion, you will want to check yourself and your dog from nose to tail for ticks. Ticks can be as small as the tip of a pen, or as large as a mid-sized grape when engorged. You will want to pay particular attention around the ears, armpits, groin and between the toes. If you find a tick on your dog and need assistance to remove it, then give the clinic a call to schedule a time for a “tick check” with one of our veterinary technicians.
How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?
There are multiple flea and tick prevention options available, even combination ones! Contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic to discuss the different options available. Remember, most dog tick preventions are highly toxic to cats and should never be used on them. Our team can assist you in finding the best prevention option for your dog’s lifestyle.
What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?
There are several different types of treatment options available, from oral to topical. Contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic to discuss the different options and find out which prevention would work best for your dog and lifestyle.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-759-3031. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic