Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Dog Fleas and Ticks

External Parasites can cause anemia, hair loss, itchiness, and a domino effect of other issues. Ingesting fleas can lead to secondary parasite infestations like tapeworms.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?


Flea comb or inspect hair for “Flea Dirt” which is flea feces. Once you’ve combed an area, spread the fur and dirt onto a wet paper towel and the dirt will turn red indicating it is Flea Dirt.


How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?


Monthly flea medications either orally or topically purchased from a vet hospital. Also, examining your pets after a walk in a known tick area can help prevent ticks.


What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?


We have a wide range of oral or topical flea and tick products.

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Last updated: July 6, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.

Our new policies:

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital