Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!