Cat Flea and Tick Control

While we are very fortunate to live in a pleasant West Coast climate, a temperate environment also means a year-round parasitic control program for our pets is especially important for animal and public health. Annual health exams are a vital tool for your veterinarian to diagnose, treat, and control external (i.e. fleas/ticks/mites) and internal (i.e. tapeworm, roundworm) parasites. Parasite infections can cause a variety of issues including, but not limited to, severe skin allergies, alopecia, gastrointestinal problems, and anemia. Protecting your pet from fleas and ticks is an essential role as a responsible pet owner. Our staff is trained to educate pet owners on the importance of parasite control and are happy to make suggestions based on your pet’s age, health status, daily routines, and travel habits.



Fleas make life miserable! A heavy flea burden is not always necessary to cause problems for our furry friends. One bite may be enough to aggravate or induce flea allergy dermatitis (indicated by prolonged itching and/or excessive grooming). It is important to be on top of the flea cycle, which can last from a few weeks to up to several months, depending on environmental conditions. All pets in a household should be treated. We offer broad-spectrum flea medications that attack many or all of the life and developmental stages of the flea cycle, including topical and oral liquid or tablet options.

Most of the time, a tick will not cause serious health problems; however, it is important to remove all ticks from your pet (and yourself) quickly to avoid transmission of potential tick-borne diseases. The best way to protect your pets is to administer consistent tick control year-round. Luckily, there are many medications that combine flea and tick prevention for companion animals. Call us today to find out what the best options are for your pet!


How To Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The cheerful holiday season is here! Before pulling out the tinsel and delicate ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree please take a moment to read our blog on how to keep your furry friends jolly and SAFE during the holidays.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Additional measures include:


Due to the increasing demand for appointments, we are implementing a late cancellation and no show fee. Starting June 2, 2021, appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before will be subject to a $25 fee.


We are still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Veterinarians available between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.


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.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital