Ticks and New Treatment Option - May is Lyme's Awareness Month

I am going to sound like a broken record, but am posting again about Ticks and tick control in our feline friends as the season is upon us again.  

Ticks survive the winter months in a number of ways and once the temperatures warm up above 4 degrees celsius they will become active and seek a host. 

While most cats will remove ticks through grooming before they attach that is not always the case and we see some patients with a tick, several ticks or numerous ones present.  Up until now, there was no effective, safe veterinary topical treatment option for our feline friends in Canada.  Over the counter topical treatments carry risk as there are numerous reports of adverse reactions in cats to these treatments. 

We are very excited to announce that at the end of the month there will be availability of BRAVECTO Flea and Tick Control in Canada, the only veterinary topical product licensed for use in cats in Canada.  

There are more options for the treatment and prevention on dogs - discuss with your veterinarian which product may be most appropriate for any canine family members.

Visit the following sites for more information about ticks, their control, limiting risk and Lyme's disease.  You may need to copy and paste in your browser window....

http://globalnews.ca/news/2677481/ticks-are-present-year-round-in-nova-scotia-officials-say/

https://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/lyme.asp

http://www.tickencounter.org/tick_identification/deer_tick