2018 Fall/Winter Special
We are honored to receive the 2018 Readers Choice Award for Top Veterinary Hospital in Thornhill. Thank you to our wonderful clients for voting for us!
PUPPY and Kitten special - 50% OFF
for all puppy and kitten vaccines! First, Second AND Third boosters now 50% Discount!
Now that the warm weather is finally here, our pets are at the risk to a variety of diseases and now more than ever, preventative medicine plays a key role in protecting them from becoming sick.
The reality of these diseases comes close to home from raccoon rabies in Hamilton, a new form of influenza west of London,raccoon distemper in the GTA to leptospirosis provincewide. Heartworm is also living and flourishing in our wildlife population of foxes and coyotes residing near our neighbourhood ravines.
The newest threat; Lyme disease, is transmitted through ticks and only within recent years has become a growing a concern throughout the province due to a proliferation of ticks in Ontario. Since 2014 approx. 1,234 - 1,608 positive cases of Lyme disease have been reported, with the number of infected animals still on the rise despite more pet owners protecting their dogs.
Testing - 4DX
Screening your dog with a 4DX test can detect four (4) vector-borne diseases:
Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmois (all three transmitted by ticks) and Heartworm (transmitted through mosquitoes).
The 4DX test is Quick, Safe and Important!The best time to screen is from March to Mid-June
The best parasite prevention for your dog is a combination of Nexgard and Heartgard; both are given monthly in the form of a tasty treat and are quite safe.
Nexgard protects against ticks, especially after a long winter when temperatures start to rise. These parasites hide in tall grasses and low level branches waiting for their next meal which could be you, or your dog. Always remember to check your dog’s coat for ticks and your own clothing after walks in forested areas, parks, or trails.
Heartgard protects against Heartworm disease which is transmitted through mosquitoes. It also protects againts intestinal parasites such as roundworm and hookworm.Heartworm is transmitted through mosquitoes; prevention is given fromJune through to November when the mosquito population is gone.