Lyme disease

Lyme disease has been found in all 10 Canadian provinces. Southern Quebec is an endemic area, which means infected tick population is well established, putting most dogs at risk. Here is a website where you can learn more on lyme disease (risk, transmission, prevalence) and on ticks (geography, life cycle, species). You can take a quiz to see if your dog is at risk.

Real-Time Pet Disease Reporting

Here is the Real-Time Pet Disease Reporting website. It has been designed to offer the Canadian public and the veterinary healthcare profession timely, searchable data, helping to assess the potential risks of infectious diseases. You will find an interactive map that will allow you to know the total numbers of positive tests for different diseases, such has lyme disease, leptospirosis, heartworm, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis. You can search by postal code and year for each disease. Note that in Ormstown for the year 2015, 47 dogs tested positive for lyme disease and 7 tested positive for Heartworm. Contact your veterinarian for information on how to prevent these diseases.

Interactive map :

Kennel cough

A dog park recently opened in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. This is very appealing for many, but it is important to keep your dog’s health in mind. When a dog visits places that are frequently visited by other dogs, (dog parks, grooming salons, obedience classes, kennels, town streets), he is more at risk of exposing himself to a greater amount of different viruses and parasites.


One of these viruses is Kennel cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes coughing. An infected dog could have coughed a few minutes before, and the dog sniffing in the area could get infected. Vaccination against kennel cough provides a good protection against this disease.


Many parasites can also be transmitted indirectly from one dog to another, like fleas and some intestinal worms.


A dog with a complete protection can enjoy the outdoors without worries! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need information. Whether it is for an exam, vaccination or parasite prevention, we are here to help you protect your pets!