The sun and mosquitoes are out, the plants are growing and so is the increase in itchy pets. Bug bites, parasites, hot spots and allergies are just some of the causes. Biting insects can hamper summer fun for animals as well as people. Usually insect bites are just a nuisance, but in some parts of Canada, mosquitoes and ticks can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, Heartworm and Lyme Disease. Ask us about veterinary-approved products and vaccines that can prevent disease as well as the annoyance of mosquito and tick bites. A veterinary exam and diagnosis are important to relieve your pets scratching so that everyone can enjoy the summer.