March is Tick Awareness Month.
Abbotsford Animal Hospital is here to give you all the information you will need to protect your fur family.
A reminder that your pet should be started on Tick and Flea prevention starting March 1, 2018, unless given alternative Tick and Flea prevention instructions in the last 2 months. These recommendations are advised to help keep Ticks and tick related diseases at bay.
As vacations and summer travel come to an end, so do a lot of outdoor activities like going to the beach or lake with your dog. But with cooler weather comes new activities to enjoy with your best friend like hiking and biking.
Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that summer pests and diseases continue and may even increase through autumn and winter. Changing climates, urbanization of rural areas, suburban and rural residences all result in regional and local micro-climates, sometimes limited to our own neighborhood. We at Abbotsford Animal Hospital are here to help protect your dog in Autumn weather.
We at Abbotsford Animal Hospital love autumn. Don’t you? Cooler weather, apple cider, pumpkins in the market. We think our pets enjoy it too. They get to jump in piles of leaves and the weather is more comfortable so chances are they can spend more time outdoors during the day without overheating. With all the allure and beauty of the season, unfortunately, there are common pet emergencies.
A reminder that your pet should be started on Tick and Flea prevention starting March 1,2017, unless given alternative Tick and Flea prevention instructions in the last 2 months. These recommendations are advised to help keep Ticks and tick related diseases at bay.
Lyme disease has increased in prevalence in our region and is a risk to both people and their canine companions. Lyme disease is transmitted by the deer tick or black-legged tick and can be found in every Canadian province and U.S. state. Dogs are 50% more likely than people to contract Lyme disease. We have seen cases of tick infestation as early as February of last year with temperatures as low as 4’C. With the forecast of February and March of this year not being as cold as predicted and unseasonably warm, we highly recommend a tick and flea preventative starting early in the year.
We have a wide variety of reputable products available to help protect your pet.
Call now to further inquire! You can reach us at 905-727-7379. We look forward to hearing from you!
Abbotsford Animal Hospital - Vets Caring for Pets for People in York Region, Aurora, Newmarket, King City, Richmond Hill and the GTA.
At Abbotsford Animal Hospital we have noted a sudden and dramatic rise in ticks in York Region. Parasite forecast recently published each spring by the Companion Animal Parasite Council showed a significant rise in tick infestation as well as Tick transmitted diseases.
Tick transmitted diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia are increasing in Aurora, Newmarket and Richmond Hill. The number of positive animals has jumped dramatically.