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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: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, 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 Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2020 Holiday Hours

Dec 21-23: Regular Hours
Dec 24: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dec 25-26: CLOSED
Dec 28-30: Regular Hours
Dec 31: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 01: CLOSED
 
To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

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