Dog Fleas & Ticks

Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can transmit a disease to both your pets and their human owners. In our mild climate fleas are active year-round and ticks can emerge as soon as the temperature is above 4 degrees.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

You may find flea dirt on your dog or live fleas by combing the backend area. Often, fleas go unnoticed for a long time until the numbers have multiplied to a level that causes problems for your dog. Prevention is always easier and less of an expense than treating an infestation that has taken place in your home. Ticks on the body can be very hard to locate until they have fed for some time and engorged. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns regarding these pesky pests.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

For flea/tick prevention there are numerous brands of preventative that can be prescribed including:
• Bravecto
• Nexgard
• Advantix/Advantage
• Revolution

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

After finding a tick on your dog, we will remove it. Depending on the symptoms, we can send the tick for analysis or recommend blood testing to screen for tick-borne diseases. Medication will be prescribed if a tick-borne disease is found.


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Last updated: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.



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