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Does My Dog Need to be Dewormed?

Worms are everywhere! Sure there is your garden variety earthworms. These are nothing to worry about. The concern for your dog’s health are roundworms (Toxocara sp). These worms are parasites that live in the intestines of many carnivores (dogs, cats, wild animals).

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Ticks: What You Need To Know

With the early spring we are experiencing here in Alberta, ticks may be emerging early than is typical (mid-April to mid-August is peak tick season). Ticks emerge in the spring from either leaf litter (3 host tick) or fall off of a host such as moose (1 host tick). The ticks crawl up blades of […]

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How Much Do Pets Cost?

Sometimes when it comes to our animals we often think with our hearts and not our heads, which is very easy to do when it comes to pet ownership.  Anyone who has ever loved an animal has certainly been faced with the question of should I or shouldn’t I adopt that special creature right in […]

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What Do I Need To Know About Fleas? By Debra Briton, RAHT

General Information Fleas are one of the most common external parasites of companion animals.  Flea control can be a real challenge for Veterinarians and pet owners because the adult fleas cause the clinical signs, yet the majority of the flea population (eggs, pupae, and larvae) are to be found off the pet in and around […]

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What do I need to know about Ear Mites?

Otodectes cynotis (ear mite) is the most common mange mite in cats and dogs, and most often seen in cats. They are tiny white parasites that live in the ear canal, and can drive your pet crazy! They are highly contagious and can infest whole litters of puppies and kittens. When a pet is diagnosed […]

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August is Food Awareness Month

During August and September, we are focusing on pet nutrition.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital