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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can cause skin issues and have the potential to transmit harmful diseases to you and your pet.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

First, identify ‘flea dirt’ – small, pepper-like specks that are visible to the naked eye. You can separate the fur to find flea dirt or by using a flea comb. Live adult fleas are somewhat tricky to spy due to how fast they can scurry around on your dog.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

Many different products offer flea and tick prevention. Our friendly staff would love to chat about various products and find the product right for you based on your dog’s lifestyle.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

Most treatment and prevention options for ticks are dosed once monthly. Ask your veterinarian about which options would work well for your pet.

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Last updated: June 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Masks are now optional for both staff and clients at our hospital. Please respect everyone's comfort level. Here is what you can expect:

For appointments:
  • There are no longer any capacity limits on our exam rooms or reception area
  • Masks are optional for both team members and clients.
  • For food / medication / retail:
  • It is best to call your order in ahead of time so the team can get it ready for you. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for medication refills
  • We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

    OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital