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.
Fleas and ticks are a regular annoyance for pet parents. Fleas can be incredibly difficult to get rid of once they have taken up residence in a home. There are a wide variety of flea and tick products on the market. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian to work out the best option for you.
It is relatively easy to determine if your dog has fleas. Check their ears for signs of scratching, redness, blood and flea dirt. On their stomach and around the tail area there could be a lot of redness, and it may be bumpy. You may also notice them on the stomach if they are crawling around. Ticks are a bit harder to see, but the most common sign would be a lump where the tick has buried itself into the skin.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?
Many great products can be given to your dog all year to prevent them such as topical treatments. Prevention options could vary depending on your dog’s lifestyle. The veterinarian would discuss with you the risk and treatment options.
What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?
There are several different treatment options – some oral, some topical. The right product for your dog will depend on various factors which your veterinarian will discuss.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.
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 Spryfield Animal Hospital