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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Heartworm, Ticks and Fleas, Oh My!

I am sure you have heard many times from any and every veterinary hospital around that it is parasite season. The warm weather brings the mosquitoes that spread heartworm, the ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia, and fleas, which spread tapeworm. Not to mention you will be walking your dog more, and if he/she sniffs at another dog’s poo, intestinal parasites can be contracted.

What can pet owners do to keep our beloved pets safe from all these parasites?

There are many prevention and treatments on the market. Some you may give once a month; some can be given every three months. Some can be applied to the skin, and some are to be given orally. Most cover many, but often you need to give multiple medications to protect from all these bugs.

New this year we have a medication that covers them all. One chewable treat once a month from June to November will protect your pet for six straight months from diseases and infestations spread by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Easy and pain-free — peace of mind in the busy and fun summer months.

Call us today at Hillcrest Animal Hospital, 613-394-4811. We are here to protect your pet.

Written by: Darlene Cannon, RVT

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Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, 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 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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 Hillcrest Animal Hospital