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The Tick Talk

It may seem early to be talking about ticks, but they aren’t far from making a comeback once again. Typically in this region of southwestern Ontario, we have considered our risk period for ticks to be around March and April to the end of November. However, in recent years, we are seeing a rise in […]

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Time to Talk Ticks

Tick talk is not the most pleasant conversation.  Ticks are unattractive, “gross” critters that nobody wants to have on their person, children or pets.  Humans and pets need to avoid tick bites as ticks may transmit a variety of diseases such as Lyme, Erlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick paralysis.   

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Tick Season is Back

With the cooler weather we have recently had, ticks are moving again. Here at Clappison Animal Hospital, we have seen an increase of ticks. We have identified most ticks as Black Legged Ticks which can carry Lyme disease.

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How to Check for Ticks

Ticks can be pesky little parasites. In Southern Ontario we live in an area where there are a lot of trails with long tail grass for ticks to hide out in. If your dog spends time outside in areas where ticks like to hang out, a tick check should be part of your daily routine. Even […]

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Ticks! Tick Season is Coming!!

What are ticks? Although ticks are commonly thought of as insects they are actually relatives of spiders and scorpions.  Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their host – either animal or human.  Ticks are efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood; they feed slowly and may go unnoticed […]

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Diets and Dog’s Hearts

Recently there has been a suggestion of a link with some dogs developing heart disease while eating some foods.  That’s a lot of variables at play. So let’s look at what we do know.

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