Ticks, Fleas and...
Tick Paralysis is a deadly poisoning caused by tiny ticks which attach to your pets. Search them daily for ticks and if you find one, remove it immediately.
Bring your pet to us for emergency attention if you see any of these signs: A husky cough / change in voice, dilated pupils and vomiting, wobbliness in the hind legs or panting when at rest.
*Cats may wander off in the early stages so you must always search for him/her when missing (even if only for a short while) during tick season.
Tick control – No single method of tick control can take the place of daily tick searches of your pet. Several really good products are now available to prevent ticks affecting your pets. These include Bravecto chewable tablets / spot-ons for dogs and cats and Nexgard Spectra which treats ticks, fleas, heartworm and worms. Come in and speak with us to work out what product is best for you and your pet.
Fleas also start to hatch out in numbers as the weather heats up, and if itching dogs and cats aren’t bad enough, itching owners is something no one wants!
For best long-term flea treatment, treat all household pets with one of our preferred flea treatments (Bravecto or Nexgard), replace all your pet’s bedding with new bedding, treat the pet’s whole environment and prevent access of untreated animals to your property. Don’t cut corners - follow the instructions on the product and from our helpful staff.
Red, itchy skin on its stomach, chest, muzzle or between the toes could mean that your pet has a contact or inhaled allergy problem. Allergy problems can be seasonal but are often at their worst through the warmer months. Diagnosis and treatment options, including diet, can alleviate the discomfort for your pet and help their skin’s barrier ability to function correctly.
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