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Removal of dog adult tick

Pet Ticks Prevention and Removal Winnipeg

Ticks and fleas can cause tremendous discomfort and are capable of transmitting infections and diseases to your pet. Some pets may also suffer severe allergic reactions to tick and flea bites. So, taking steps for tick prevention is crucial for your pet’s good health. At Pembina Veterinary Hospital, we provide safe and effective services for preventing and removing pet ticks to keep all furry little ones healthy across Winnipeg. We will do our best to help keep pests away from your pet as much as possible. Preventing ticks will keep your pet comfortable and healthy throughout the year. 

Based on your pet’s health, medical history and lifestyle, our expert staff and veterinarians will suggest the best method and product for you. We carry topical ointments, tick repellents for cats and dogs, as well as oral treatments for flea prevention in dogs. Call us to schedule an appointment.

What Are Ticks? How Do Pets Pick Them Up?

Ticks are tiny, brown, round parasites that feed on blood and can cause severe diseases and issues for us and our pets. Though they may look small and harmless, pet ticks can transmit infections like Anaplasmosis and Lyme Disease, affecting pets and people. They breed in warm environments and are usually found in tall grass, under bushes, and in other garden or yard areas.

Our pets can pick up fleas and ticks in several ways. If your pet plays outdoors or is often around other pets, these parasites can jump from the ground, trees, and shrubs onto your pet. They can jump from pet to pet as well as from other animals like squirrels, raccoons and other rodents. Humans can also carry pet ticks on our clothes or shoes from a walk in the park.

Are you planning to visit our hospital for treatment of pet ticks In Winnipeg? Please read about our patient care process to facilitate the process smoothly.

Risks of Ticks and Fleas

The risk of fleas and ticks can be more severe than an irritation for our pets. Ticks can lead to paralysis and other diseases which could be fatal, including:

  • Anemia

  • Allergic reactions such as flea allergy dermatitis

  • Tick bites

  • Skin irritation or infection

  • Lyme disease

For more information about the risks and prevention of pet ticks in Winnipeg, please meet with our team of experienced veterinarians.

Signs Your Pet Has Ticks

Here are some signs to look for to know if your pet has a flea or tick issue:

  • Visible ticks or fleas

  • Flea eggs that look like small, white grains

  • Itchy and irritated skin

  • Consistent itching and scratching

  • Small bumps on your pet’s skin

  • Excessive chewing and licking

  • Hair loss and scabs

  • Pale lips and gums

Though some scratching is normal for pets, if you see an excessive amount, it's time to give your pet an examination to see if you can find any. ​​In case of an emergency, 24/7 pet care is also available!

Safe and Effective Pet Tick Prevention in Winnipeg

Keep your pet cats and dogs tick-free with safe and effective removal and prevention methods!

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