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Spring Weather has Arrived – Protect Your Pets from Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm!

Ticks are coming! Once the temperature reaches 4 degrees Celsius, and even on warm winter days, ticks will leave their state of hibernation and become active. This means it is time to start thinking about protecting your dog from ticks. It is important to protect your dog since ticks can carry Lyme and other harmful diseases. We have many tick preventative products available, including tasty chews which are very easy to give, so please contact us today to discuss the best ways to safeguard your dog.

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in North America, including Southern Ontario. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, and foxes. Because wild species such as foxes and coyotes live in proximity to many urban areas, they are considered important carriers of the disease. Prevention is key with this disease, as it can be fatal, so please book an appointment to discuss your pets risk assessment for summer parasites.

Written by Barriefield Animal Hospital

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Last updated: July 12, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 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 Barriefield Animal Hospital