Ticks Season has Arrived! Human and Pet Awareness!
TICKS – An unprecedented and extremely serious health risk for people & pets in 2012!
- As pet owners we all must be aware of ticks, as last year was the worst year ever for the number of ticks seen in south Mississauga. At this hospital we saw approximately 350 ticks. The vast majority of ticks were from dogs who had not left our neighbourhood. Ticks are 1/8-1/2 inch blood sucking parasites that transmit life-threatening diseases to our pets and to us (Lyme disease etc.)
- We are blood screening for these diseases as we did last spring,
- We are also dispensing preventive monthly drops that are applied on the skin to help kill the ticks.
- Please check your dog’s skin, daily, for abnormal lumps. When you look under the lump, you would see the tiny legs wiggling around. Before trying to remove a tick, please call us for advice.
- Public Health Concern – please check all of your family members who have been outdoors. Ticks are definitely attaching to people and can/will pass Lyme disease.
- We will be vaccinating dogs for Lyme disease if you travel to Lake Erie, Eastern Lake Ontario, the north east USA. We are monitoring the situation locally, and will start vaccinating for Lyme disease for local dogs if the need arises.
- Celebrate Clarkson Village Animal Hospital’s 30th Anniversary! - June 7, 2017
- Prevention Is The Best Medicine: Make “Cat Soup” for Healthy Cats! - May 24, 2017
- Pet Hospital Tails: 15lb Dog Survives Coyote Attack in the GTA – The Full Story! (Warning: Graphic Photos) - April 25, 2017
- Pet Teeth vs Human Teeth – Can You Spot Dental Disease? - April 11, 2017
- Get a 10% Discount on Parasite Prevention Medication! - March 31, 2017
- Watch Out for These Top 10 Household Toxins for Dogs and Cats! - March 19, 2017
- Important Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Coyotes - March 1, 2017
- Pet Hospital Tails: 15lb Dog Survives Coyote Attack in the GTA (Featured on CityNews with Dr. Mudrick) - February 28, 2017
- Top 3 Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet - February 13, 2017
- Voted #1 Mississauga Veterinary Clinic for the Second Year in a Row! - February 1, 2017