Despite the cold weather, ticks are already being seen in Hamilton. At Gagemount Animal Hospital, we have already had clients bring in their pets with ticks attached. What people don’t know is that ticks are active at 4 C.
Dogs and cats that have wandered through long grass in meadows and parks sometimes get ticks, but this year we are seeing pets who have remained in their own yards with the insects. Some ticks carry Lyme disease which is a danger to pets and humans.
There are several choices for prevention including topical and oral medications.
Please call Gagemount at 905-389-7387 to discuss which is best for your pet.
For further information on ticks in Hamilton this season, go to http://www.chch.com/hamilton-now-official-lyme-disease-risk-area/