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Parasite Control and Prevention for Pets

As you may already know, fleas, lice and ticks love to keep company with your pets, especially during the warmer months. Contrary to popular belief, dogs, cats and other pets can still get parasites even in the winter season. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that your pet has proper parasite protection all year round. Please contact our team so we can discuss with you the prevention plan best suited for you and your pet’s lifestyle.

How can I tell if my dog or cat has fleas, ticks, lice, etc?

Most of the signs that indicate your pet has been infected with parasites are quite visible. These symptoms include excessive itching, scratching, licking or even biting of the skin. Hair loss, skin rashes, scabs, hot spots on the skin, pale gums and the appearance of fleas as well as their eggs and droppings (that usually look like dirt) are other common signs of parasites. If you notice any of these symptoms in your furry family member, please contact our team immediately.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog or my cat?

Topical or oral medications are the best way to protect your pet against all types of parasites. During a consultation with our team, we can decide which medications and treatment plans can be catered to your pet’s specific needs, preferences and lifestyle.

What are the treatment options for dogs/cats who have ticks/ fleas?

Treatment is handled on a case-by-case basis. Parasites can be removed through oral and topical medications as well as by manual removal, which is done in-hospital. If you see that your pet has been infected, seek our help immediately and refrain from performing at-home remedies that may worsen the condition.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. 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!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services