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Tick Prevention Starts Now!

We have felt it has been coming for the last few years but now I think it has arrived—a 9 month (debatably a full year) tick season.

December into January this year we saw a record number of flea infestations—I mean, we see a lot of fleas, but not usually in December, January and February.

I don’t ever want fleas in my house. Ever.

February marked the start of a few calls of ticks on dogs. Now we have had multiple days above 4 degrees—that means ticks are happy and waking up.

I hate ticks. What I hate more is ticks on me and even more when they are on my kids. I don’t want my dogs bringing in ticks from their almost daily Grand River walks—I have found them the next day on one of my boys.

I personally do not frequent Lyme endemic areas so have chosen not to vaccinate for Lyme disease but I will give my dogs tick prevention.

So today (March 18th) I ran home at lunch to treat my dogs. Actually, my youngest son gave the dogs their treatments. I gave them a little kibble and then they took the treatment just like a treat. They were quite pleased.

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For the 2 oldest (Annie and Lucy) I used Bravecto—it will provide 12 weeks of flea and tick prevention. That takes us into our regular heartworm and flea (and tick) season. I figured that might help my compliance (yes, I miss doses too)

For Katie, my pup, I used NexGard. It lasts a month for flea and tick prevention but as she is growing I can’t guarantee her weight zone for 3 months. Being part St. Bernard I think she may get big!

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So please ask us about flea and tick prevention. And let us know if you are finding ticks!

 

By Dr. Sarah Martin DVM

 

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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