Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in British Columbia, and are now being found in both urban and rural areas. These parasites aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis.
Keep ticks off your pet by keeping your dog or cat on a tick preventive, generally spring through fall. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes. Tick preventives are not all the same and can vary in effectiveness and length of control. The medications we prescribe are safe and effective at controlling ticks and the diseases they carry. Call us to get your pet protected today!