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While your pet is outdoors, enjoying exercise and the fresh air, s/he is also venerable to ticks. Although they are often associated with springtime, we’re entering an era when ticks are a threat for much of the year in our region. Here in Winnipeg, the black legged tick (deer tick) is plentiful. To keep your pet safe from the dangers that tick bites can bring, your vet at Southglen Veterinary Hospital can help with the latest tick prevention medication. Our Winnipeg vet hospital offers convenient, effective flea and tick medicines to help ensure pet safety.
Tick bites can create serious health problems for your pet, ranging from irritating skin infections to dangerous disease. Along with fleas, (the other common pet parasite), ticks feed on your pet’s blood, causing uncomfortable symptoms and serious illness. Ticks carry Lyme disease, spreading it from animal to animal as they feed on blood. If bitten by an infected tick, humans are also susceptible to the disease, which can cause heart problems and neurological disorders.
Signs of ticks and potential Lyme disease include:
By combining the following prevention tactics and seeking swift treatment for symptoms, you can avoid tick bites, annoying symptoms and serious pet health problems like Lyme disease:
Simperica: This medication for dogs is 100% effective against ticks that carry Lyme disease, for an entire month. The product, the chewy, pork-flavored tablet kills both fleas and ticks in less than 8 hours. Simperica dosage is adjusted according to your pet’s weight. The medication kills several additional types of ticks as well and can be safely used with Heartgard and Revolution heartworm and flea medication.
Simperica is designed for dogs--but we also offer tick (and flea) treatment and parasite prevention for cats.
As your pet's trusted veterinarian in Winnipeg, we're here to help you improve your pet's quality of life and longevity. If your pet has a tick bite or you need parasite prevention advice, make an appointment with our animal hospital in Winnipeg. Contact Southglen Veterinary Hospital today at (204) 452-0077.