Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Can I Get Lyme Disease from My Dog?

The short answer is no. Luckily, if your pet has contracted Lyme disease it is not contagious. However, the life cycle of ticks are generally “three host ticks,” so if your pet has a tick on them when coming in the house, the tick can feed, and drop into the environment, which can then cause a risk to us.If the tick then latches on to you, then you can get Lyme disease from the same tick if it is a carrier. Ideally, having your pet on prevention will stop it from dropping into the environment and look for a second or third host. If they are not on prevention, always check your dog over whenever they come in from outside, to ensure there is nothing latched on!

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital