Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Living on the West Coast, fleas and ticks are a year-round problem for our pets. Dogs that hike through the bushes often pick up fleas and ticks regularly. Fleas may transmit tapeworms and ticks can be a carrier of Lyme disease. It is best to treat to prevent rather than trying to get rid of these issues once they occur.
Excessive scratching or licking is the most common sign that a dog has fleas. However, a flea comb is the best way to see if a dog has fleas. You may also notice black flecks in the hair or on their bedding; this is the waste from the fleas. Ticks are most often found when petting your dog.
How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?
Both topical and oral treatments exist for dogs. Regular treatment to prevent fleas is much easier than trying to get rid of them once an outbreak occurs. Ask your vet to recommend a flea treatment that will be safe and effective for your dog.
What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?
There are many options when it comes to flea and tick treatment. Be sure to ask your vet what product best suits your dog’s needs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic