Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitos pose a risk to your loved dogs and cats. Help protect them with once-a-month preventative treatment that is available NOW at College Street Animal Hospital
With temperatures rising above freezing throughout the year and an increasing concern for tick borne disease, infectious disease specialists are now recommending a year-round prevention program in Ontario. We are currently entering into what is considered the “high season” which is when parasites pose an increased risk. The “high season” is from March to November. If your pet is not already on prevention, now is the time to protect them! The medication will protect your pet against harmful disease carried by ticks and fleas with added heartworm protection for dogs starting in June. Prevention medication is considered very safe, is easily administered, and can be given to puppies and kittens starting at 8 weeks of age.
How do I get parasite prevention medication?
- Parasite prevention is a prescription medication. To dispense this medication, we must have seen your pet for an exam within the last year and have an updated weight on file.
- If your pet has been seen within the last year you DO NOT need an appointment to receive medication. Simply call the clinic, and like all medications, give us 24-48 hours to dispense and arrange for curb-side pick-up.
- If your pet is due for an exam or vaccines, we can book this now and can receive prevention in the same visit
- 4DX blood work is recommended for dogs during this time of year. The baseline 4DX blood panel takes a small sample of your dog’s blood to check for tickborne diseases and heartworm. We are happy to offer discounted prices on all 4DX baseline and bundled wellness blood panels during parasite “high season”. However, the true value comes in knowing that your animal is already free from the parasite borne diseases that we are trying to protect them against. To book your blood work please call the clinic to make an appointment with a Registered Veterinary Technician.
*COVID-19 Protocols* – Given the current state of affairs we are trying our best to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and patients by implementing COVID protocols to ensure that we stay healthy, stay open and are able to continue to serve our community. With this in mind, we are currently not allowing clients into the clinic but our furry friends are of course always welcome! We will continue our curbside pick-up procedure for dispensing prevention, exams and blood work appointments. Please call prior for any prevention request or to book an appointment. When you arrive at the clinic please knock or call reception. If you have any limitations due to COVID, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to help create a prevention plan that is right for you and your pet.