We recommend annual Heartworm and Lyme disease testing in the spring and monthly preventive medication for fleas and ticks starting May through until November.
The main contributing factors to the increase in ticks in Southern Ontario are our ever-changing weather. Our recent climate change has ticks migrating north by migratory birds and deer population. This is a growing concern as ticks can also carry infectious bacteria that can transmit diseases such as Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia. Ticks in Ontario will quest once the temperature reaches 0 degrees. Thus, they do not die during our cold winter, they stay low to the ground, under a tree for example, and each day that reaches a temperature of 0 degrees or higher they are known to “quest”.
There are different oral or topical products for the prevention of fleas and Ticks.
To learn more about these preventions please give us a call. Due to Covid19 we are servicing you from our parking lot. Just give us a call when you arrive and we will bring out the medications to you.
Don’t let a small pest turn into a BIG problem; contact us at your earliest convenience to pick up the prevention for your furry friend(s)!