Dog Fleas and Ticks

Dogs and cats can get fleas and ticks infestation. These insects feed on your pet’s blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious tick-borne illnesses. Both fleas and ticks are more common during the warmer months, but they can survive in the warm indoor during cold winter seasons.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

Flea infestation signs:
• Flea droppings (dark specks) in the fur
• Flea eggs (white specks) in the fur
• Excessive licking or scratching
• Scabs or hot spots on the skin
• Anemia, pale gum and mucous membranes

Tick infestation signs:
You can feel ticks when you pet your dog or cat, and you can see them. They most often attach near the head, neck, ears or paws. On cats, they’re usually found around the ears and eyes. Ticks can carry diseases. If you see a tick on your pet, try to remove it as soon as possible.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

We recommend pet owners to take measures to reduce fleas and ticks in their yards and to use flea and tick prevention medications regularly during spring and summer.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

Please call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members and discuss treatment options and pricing.