Village Animal Clinic

Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks are small arachnids that can carry up to 15 diseases such as Lyme.

They can be found in our backyards, under leaves, on ground cover, around walls and near structures and woodpiles where rodents and other small mammals are active. They are only active while the tempature is 4° or higher BUT due to global warming we are seeing them more frequently and for a longer period of time.

Ticks survive by feeding on the blood of pets and people, which is why they’re a growing cause for concern. Luckily for pets, there’s Bravecto!

Bravecto is a simple way to keep your furry friends protected against ticks and fleas. For dogs, just one tasty chew-able tablet gives you and your pup 12 weeks of tick and flea protection!

Bravecto kills all three tick species found in Canada, and starts killing fleas within 2 hours!

For cats, Bravecto protects against fleas for 12 weeks and ticks for 8 weeks. It is a topical treatment and recommended to re-apply every 8 weeks.

 

Keep them safe this season!

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