Ticks in the Okanagan FAQs

March 02, 2016

What are my options to protect my pets against ticks?

To keep ticks off in the first place, we (and a whole bunch of our clients!) highly recommend the natural tick spray we make right here at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital. Our Apothecary Tick and Mosquito Repellant harnesses the power of rose geranium and other flowers to repel ticks.

What if I want to kill ticks?

To kill ticks, we recommend the prescription pharmaceutical Bravecto for adult dogs. It's a newer product that protects dogs against three types of ticks (+fleas) in one chewable dose, effective for three months. This medication does require a prescription from a veterinarian who has seen your pet in the last year. If you haven't brought your pet to Dr. Jason at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital before, we are happy to schedule you in for a health consultation and prescribe the appropriate treatment. If your pooch is a patient, you don't need an appointment - just sidle up to the counter Monday to Saturday and ask for the tick treatment.

What if I get a tick on my dog?

If for some reason you do get a tick on your dog, just remember to "ease, not squeeze" it off, head and all. We do have little tick remover tools at the clinic to help.

Do you test ticks or dogs for Lyme disease?

Yes, we test live ticks. (Bring it live in a ziplock bag with a moist bit of paper towel in the bag.) We also do blood tests on dogs if they exhibit the symptoms of Lyme disease.

Do cats get ticks?

Cats are much for fastidious, and clean themselves constantly, so its extremely rare that they would pick up a tick. We don't recommend the spray for cats, as they would immediately clean it all off themselves, but do have RX solutions at the hospital.

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital
2720 Richter Street, Kelowna
778-478-7088
www.PandosyVet.com






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