Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can carry and either directly or indirectly transmit several potential illnesses to humans, as well as cause disease in your dog. External parasites may be less prevalent outside during certain times of the year, however, they often survive in the house during the winter months. creating an uninterrupted life cycle.

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

If your dog is scratching that is a good indicator of fleas. You may or may not see fleas and ticks on your pet as they jump on to feed and then jump off. Other indicators of fleas are black specks in the hair coat (flea feces) or white specks (flea eggs). Ticks that have had a blood meal become engorged and are easier to see.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

Ask your veterinarian about effective year-round preventative control measures for fleas & ticks.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

There are chewable tablets, and topical administrations available for tick control. There is also a vaccine available for the prevention of Lyme disease which is transmitted by ticks. Please consult with your veterinarian who can make the best recommendation for your pet.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

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

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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital