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“March is National Tick Awareness Month!”

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“March is National Tick Awareness Month!”

Wow, what strange weather this year!  We had spring-like weather in Part of February.  When the temperature is 4 degrees Celsius or higher, ticks will be seeking victims to feed on and potentially be passing along bacteria that cause Lyme disease.  For this reason, we strongly recommend starting Nexgard, the once monthly flavoured chewable treat that kills ticks (and fleas), NOW!  This will need to be continued through the spring, summer and fall months up to Christmas 2016.

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If you have any questions please feel free to email, phone or stop in and see us.

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What to look for as your pets get older

Tips For Caring For Seniors Pets

Everyone ages at different rates and speeds. With our pets, they, unfortunately, age at a much faster rate than we do. For example, a 7-year-old cat is approximately 54 human years old, and a 7-year-old dog (depending on size) is approximately 44 to 54 human years old. While we encourage everybody to have annual medical exams so that we can catch illnesses that may not be evident sooner rather than later, this becomes even more important as our animals enter their geriatric stages of life.

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