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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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Flea and tick prevention and treatments are always improving. There are a variety of options from topical to oral administration. Even the frequency at which the product needs to be applied varies. Flea and tick control is tailored to you and your dog’s lifestyle. These products are very effective and generally easy to give.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?


A dog who has fleas is often an itchy dog. Sometimes you can see live fleas running around on your dog, and sometimes you can see flea dirt, darkly coloured “speckles” on your dog’s skin. Ticks are not itchy, and owners will often only find ticks on their dog while they are petting or grooming them.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?


There are many effective products available from your veterinarian to help prevent and treat fleas and ticks on your dog. There are both oral and topical therapies available. Please contact your veterinarian to discuss which product is right for you and your pet.

What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?


If you find a tick on your pet, it is recommended that you bring them in to have it removed. Our staff is trained to identify whether the tick could be a Lyme carrier that should be sent away for testing.

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Last updated: June 25, 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- 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