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4 Ways to Stop Lyme Disease

 

  1. Apply a Tick Control Product

There are a variety of tick control products available from your veterinarians office. The appropriate product will depend on your dog’s lifestyle and activity level so a conversation with your Vet is always a good idea. Most products are applied topically once a month although if you live in or travel to highly infested areas some products are recommended to be applied every 14 days.

2. Vaccinate

A Lyme vaccine is available from your veterinarian. It is an annual vaccine that can be included in your dog’s yearly exam and vaccine protocol.

 

3. Avoid Infested Areas

Ticks love bushes and tall grass. They cling to the top of the grass and wait for an animal to pass by. By removing any tall grass from your property and avoiding wooded areas especially in spring and fall when ticks “bloom”, you will reduce the likelihood of your dog picking up a stowaway.

 

4. Inspect Your Dog Daily

If like many dog owners you enjoy hiking and camping or just walking through the woods, avoiding ticks can be more challenging. It is then necessary to inspect your dog for ticks every day. This involves searching through their fur for any passengers and removing them. Ticks do not necessarily bite right away, they can walk around on your dog for several days before they find a good spot to take a blood meal. The most common areas to find ticks on your dog are around the ears, neck/jaw area, and armpits. Places where there is body heat and the blood is close to the surface. The ticks should be removed properly with a pair of tweezers or a special instrument called a tick twister. When feeding, ticks burrow their head under the skin so it is important that they be removed properly to avoid leaving a part of the tick behind.

 

Written by Moncton Animal Clinic 

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give them to waitlisted patients.

4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital