Dogs Fleas and Ticks

Dog Fleas and Ticks

The dog flea is one of the more annoying types of flea because they can spread quite rapidly. The dog flea is a species of flea that lives as an ectoparasite. Ticks are external parasites which carry certain diseases, including Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, etc.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?


There are several ways to tell if your dog has fleas, they can include unusual or abnormal redness of the skin, hair loss, pale gums and the presence of flea dirt. Some of the symptoms you may see if your dog has ticks can include a fever, unexplained scabs, head shaking, the presence of small bumps and if you have seen any ticks in your home. As always, if you have any questions concerning fleas and/or ticks and your dog, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 753-0506.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?


We have a wide range of products that help in aiding the prevention of fleas and ticks. Please give us a call at the clinic and we can discuss with you all of your all of your preventative options!

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?


We offer a wide range of treatment options for dogs who have ticks. If you find yourself in this situation, your veterinarian will go over the best plan for treatment with you.

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Last updated: July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. 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

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 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!

- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital