As the season changes to cooler weather, we focus on the kids going back to school and getting ready ourselves to brave the cooler weather. At Clappison Animal Hospital, we would like to remind you of a few things.
- Even thou fall is approaching, in years past, we still have seen some very hot days. Please remember that your dogs and cats are highly sensitive to the heat and need to be kept cool. Please provide lots of water, cool breaks in the house and even walks in the early morning, or late at night. Please do not leave your pet in the car.
- Ticks are coming into full bloom again. The cooler temperatures bring out those nasty creepy crawly ticks. We have seen deer ticks with the cooler temperatures, this tick is a carrier of Lyme disease. Please remember to give your pets their tick prevention until November and maybe even December, depending on the weather. If you need to get a refill on your medication, please give us a call at 905-689-8005, and we will get that together for you.
- Mosquitos are still out and about, this is also the perfect weather for them. Please remember to give your dog their heartworm prevention each month and including November. Here is a fact that most people did not know. When giving your pet their monthly dose of heartworm prevention, it works for the month that just finished. So, making sure they get all their doses is very essential to their health. This year at Clappison Animal Hospital, we had three dogs test positive for heartworm disease. Let’s do our best to get this to zero.
Have a safe and happy fall!
Written by Christine Attridge-Hardy, Practice Manager