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Ticks: What Do I Need To Know As An Atlantic Canadian?

You may or may not be aware of the rising popularity of the topic of ticks and Lyme disease in our local news. Because of our high numbers of migratory birds, deer, and moose, ticks have actually been around in the Maritimes for quite some time. It’s the fact that, due to climate change, we […]

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Honey…We Have Fleas!

It’s that time of year again folks…flea season! Fleas are everywhere, year round, however, the most “active” months are during the warmer months – Early Spring to Late Fall. For the sake of your sanity AND wallet, it’s much cheaper and easier to prevent fleas than it is to treat them once you have them. […]

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Heartworm in Atlantic Canada: What you need to know

What Causes Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is caused by a blood borne parasite, dirofilaria immitis, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. A mosquito first feeds on the blood of an infected cat or dog and can then pass on ‘baby’ heartworms into the blood of their next meal. These babies eventually […]

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PARASITES 101: The External Parasites in Pets

If it wasn’t bad enough that our pets have to deal with the internal parasites – they also have to deal with the external ones. External meaning parasites that are found on the outside of the body. Fleas – those annoying little black bugs that you’ll see jumping and scurrying through your pets coat. Fleas […]

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PARASITES 101: The Internal Parasites in Pets!

“My dog does not interact with other dogs.” “We only walk Fido around the block.” “My cat never goes outside.” These are some quotes from pet owners that we hear when discussing deworming. There are many myths re: worms and your pets. The fact is that your pet CAN get worms at ANY TIME. Your pet […]

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Mountain Road Animal Hospital strives to provide top quality medicine to all of our patients.

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