Seasonal Risks…and your pet

Along with warmer weather comes more outdoor time with our pets and therefore increased exposure to seasonal risks.

Some things to consider include:

  • Ticks: ticks are active anytime the temperature is 4ºC and above and can transmit several tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.

  • Heartworm disease transmission: Heartworm disease is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, here in Ontario we consider Heartworm season May– November.

  • Heartworm/Lyme disease screening

  • Fleas; where they come from and how to treat and prevent and them

  • Additional and important vaccinations based on your Pet’s lifestyle i.e. swimming, hiking, boarding etc.

  • Options for Tick, flea and heartworm prevention.

Contact us today at (519) 821-6565 to discuss seasonal risks, screening and prevention. We want our patients protected and ready!