Let's Talk Ticks!!


Did you know the black legged deer tick is indeed the tick that carries lyme disease!

Lyme disease signs in your dog could include:

  • lameness/limping

  • kidney problems

  • lack of appetite

  • depression

  • fever

Ticks can now be found in many areas across Canada!

As soon as the temperature rises to 4°C and above ticks are active and looking for a blood meal.

When it comes to Lyme disease it only takes from 24-48 hours to transmit.


Vaccinate - Take your dog to your veterinarian and talk about exposure to Lyme disease and discuss the Lyme vaccine.

Monthly/Tri-Monthly Prevention - You can pick up tick prevention from your closest Veterinary practice or clinic.

Over the counter product: K9 Advantix

Prescription product: Bravecto, Nexguard & Revolution

Tick Checks - Do tick checks every day on you and your pet!


When removing ticks it is very important to make sure you get the head of the tick out of the skin. To insure this happens, try using a tick twister.

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Valley Veterinarians Limited.

Tammi Parnell

Madison Firth

Bonnie Richardson

Receptionist and vet assistant

Established with WAH in 2020

Bonnie is friendly and efficient  and takes great care of our clients . She love to hike with her dog Jem in her spare time

Established with WAH in June 2020

Tammi has always loved animals  and has a background as a veterinary assistant. Her hobbies include jigsaw puzzles and beach time and she has lived in the valley all her life.

Established with WAH in 2020

Madison came to us as a summer student and is staying on while studying at Acadia is hoping to enroll in vet school in the future!