Our mission is to offer the best health care possible for your pet

Quality care and exceptional customer service

Welcome to the Ste-Agathe Animal Hospital. Our hospital was founded in 1978 by Dr. Robert Aucoin.Since 1991, our hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an organization which recognizes the excellence of animal care. Our MISSION is to deliver the best animal care for our patients and exceptional client service.

They will be back anytime soon. Is your pet protected?

 

TICKS and the diseases they can transmit, affect dogs as well as humans. They are clearly becoming a major public health issue.

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The secret: Prevention

* Medication. Have a discussion with your veterinarian about the risks and needs of your pet according to their lifestyle. Treating your animal will also limit the risks of human exposure.

* Learn about areas more at risk. Visit the etick website to track the spread of ticks in Quebec at www.etick.ca

* Avoid exposure.

* Always check your dog for ticks after each walk. A tick carrying Lyme disease usually takes 24 to 48 hours before it transmits the bacteria via a bite. If you find a tick, remove it immediately. All ticks submitted to us will be sent for analysis, at a small fee covering shipment costs, to a Quebec Public Health Laboratory which analyze ticks free of charge in order to monitor the evolution of the disease in Quebec and see if there are ticks in your neighborhood.

And not much later with the arrival of mosquitoes, something we unfortunately cannot escape from, will come … heartworms.

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The secret: Prevention, once again!

* Avoid early morning or late afternoon outings when there are many mosquitoes.

* Avoid marshes and wetland.

* As we cannot keep our pets indoors all summer, the best thing is a preventive treatment. Once again, have a discussion with your veterinarian and he/she will recommend the best options for your pet based on their lifestyle.