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The 411 on Flea and Tick Shampoos

There are many products on the market to help combat fleas and ticks, both directly from the veterinarian and off the shelf from the store. When the cost is high on the products available through the veterinary office, why not reach for an inexpensive shampoo found in the pet aisle of the store?

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Pets and Fleas

What bothers you most? When your pet scratches so much his rattling tags keep you up all night? Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the floor that makes sleep impossible for you both? Or maybe it’s just knowing that your best friend is miserable because he can’t get comfortable?

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Tick Season Is Not Over

Is tick season over? Not quite, ticks love the fall and will continue to be a problem until temperatures are less than 4 degrees, as soon as the temperature rises the ticks will be active again.

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Tick Identification & Diseases

Even though there are more than 15 types of ticks, these are the ones that are most commonly seen in our surrounding area. Identifying a tick is very important in order to determine which diseases it may have transmitted to your pet, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Ticks; To be or Not to be Afraid

Recently I attended a lecture presented by Dr. Susan Little, a veterinary parasitologist from Oklahoma State University that focused on ticks and tick-borne illness.  She spoke of the deer tick and the American dog tick, two species commonly found in Ontario, but she also spoke of new and emerging tick species:  Rhipicephalus sanguineus the brown […]

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Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

In this two-part video, we discuss the anatomy of your dog's ears and demonstrate how you can do it yourself with an ear cleaning solution and cotton balls! 

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