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Lyme Disease Alert

Just 12 to 15 years ago ticks were rare visitors to this area.  Since then, they have become naturalized to the Kingston region and they have brought with them a variety of diseases.   Currently, the most important one is Lyme disease which is spread by the Black-legged tick (also called the deer tick).

Dogs and humans are susceptible to the Lyme disease causing bacteria that pass from the tick during the two to five day feeding process.  If your dog is coming in contact with ticks, then you are also at risk of being bitten by a tick and possible exposure to Lyme disease.

We recommend yearly blood testing for all dogs for Lyme disease.  The blood test screens for Lyme disease, for two tick borne diseases, and for all mosquito borne heartworm disease.   Preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworm are some of the main ways to help prevent disease in your canine companion.

Ask us today about the test and about NEXGARD, the flea and tick preventative, and HEARTGARD, the heartworm preventative.

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Last updated: June 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic