Cuddles Without Critters: The Importance of Having Your Pet on a Flea-Tick Preventive

Thornhill dog getting flea-tick preventative.

Fleas and ticks are the small bugs that cause humans and animals big problems. These parasites carry serious zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted to your human family members from your furry loved ones. They’re commonly passed between pets and people in the home and yard. Since we want to cuddle our pets, it’s particularly important that they are on monthly flea, tick, and heartworm control. 

Summeridge Animal Clinic is here with some solutions to curb the critters lurking on your pet’s skin. We want you to bond with your pet through affection and attention, and this assurance against pests will keep everyone safe.

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Treading Lightly with Tapeworms: Echinococcus and Your Pets

It seems like a large part of taking care of pets is working to keep them parasite free. From ectoparasites like fleas and ticks, to blood-borne parasites like heartworm and intestinal parasites, it’s a tough job.

While we have a pretty good handle on most of these monsters inside, some of them can be nastier than others. Echinococcus multilocularis is one of the more worrisome parasites, and is being diagnosed with increasing frequency here in Canada. Not to worry, though – your friends at Summeridge Animal Clinic are here to help!

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Make Tick Prevention a Priority!

Tick prevention is an important part of outdoor pet safety and pet health.Tick populations are on the rise in Ontario and across Canada. With this increase comes the very real threat of tick-borne illnesses in both people and pets. While getting outside and enjoying summer is an important part of life, protecting yourself and your pet should be a priority at all times. Let the team at Summeridge Animal Clinic recommend some effective tick prevention strategies to keep you and your pet safe.  

Tiny Bodies, Huge Dangers

Spread by the black-legged deer tick, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness that affects people and pets in Canada. Rocky Mountain spotted fever and babesiosis are examples of other zoonotic diseases (can be transmitted between humans and animals) that are carried by ticks. Continue…