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.
Even though fleas and ticks are small, they can be a big problem! We recommend keeping your pets protected with parasite prevention to keep these pests away. Talk to our team to see which treatment best suits your pet’s needs. Fleas can cause itching, hair loss, skin irritations and if an infestation occurs, can make the dog anemic. Ticks cause skin irritations and can spread diseases such as Lyme disease which can be fatal to dogs.
You may notice your dog scratching or chewing at his hind end. You may also see small pepper like flakes on your dog’s skin, this is flea dirt. Ticks are commonly mistaken as skin tags, they burrow their head into the skin, leaving their ends out. If you are unsure, one of our technicians would be happy to help you.
How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?
Flea and tick prevention come in many forms. Our doctors would do an assessment to see what best suits your pet, also giving instructions on how to use, how to check and what to look for.
What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?
Preventions now come in chews, which can be taken as a treat, or topically on the back of the neck. If you find a tick on your dog, we can send it away to be tested for Lyme disease, and then follow up once results are in. We also have a blood test that can test for Lyme disease in your dog. If Lyme disease is detected, specific antibiotics are prescribed to the dog.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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, heartworm testing, 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic