With the days getting shorter and the temperatures dropping, it is clear that fall is in full swing! As we embrace this season, your team at the Victoria Road Animal Hospitalwants to help keep you informed and your pets safe during the fall season.
Reminder: Don’t forget to continue giving monthly heartworm and/or flea prevention to your pets until the end of October (October 31/11). Mosquitoes and fleas are still present until the first frost.
Tip #1: Ensure that you wipe your pet’s feet off after going for walks outside – it is very common for your pet to contract intestinal parasites or leptospirosis if they have stepped in contaminated areas and then lick their paws (ingesting the parasite or parasite eggs).
Tip #2: Ensure that you run your hands over your pet once they have come in from being outside to check for the presence of ticks, wasps and bee stings, burrs, bites, or any other lumps or bumps. These can lead to illness and can go unnoticed for days, especially if you have a long haired pet.