Fleas cause skin irritation and may transmit other parasites to both cats and dogs. If your pet has fleas, they may develop itchy red patches causing irritation which can be painful. Fleas are commonly found in Ontario and can spread indoors if not properly treated.
Fleas are easily transmitted between animals in places where they are in close proximity such as dog parks, boarding facilities, groomers, and in homes. Transmission and development can continue indoors during the cold season, making fleas a year-round threat.
At Creditview Eglinton Animal hospital, we believe that the best treatment for keeping your pet and home flea-free is with prevention.
If you believe that your pet has fleas, book an appointment and our veterinary team will provide you with a customized treatment plan to get rid of their fleas, It is highly recommended that your pet receives treatment as soon as possible, to stop the spread of fleas. As part of the treatment, we will examine your pet’s health and provide flea medication as well as discuss a preventative treatment plan to decrease their chances of getting fleas in the future.
Creditview Eglinton Animal Hospital provides comprehensive preventive, surgical and emergency veterinary services for pets.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Some research indicates there may be long-term health benefits to spaying or neutering dogs after they have passed through puberty.
Many veterinary professionals recommend that female animals be spayed before their first heat, which can occur as early as 5 months of age. However, there is increasing evidence that this is too young as the animals have not been allowed to fully develop and grow.
Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health.
Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.
When you bring your pet in for their regular checkup, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early, when they are most treatable.
Our pets can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health.
Just like in humans, when animals eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if not brushed away regularly.
This can lead to infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. That's why regular dental care is essential to preventing pain or disease in the gums.