OTTAWA, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Family pets, or companion animals, can sometimes bring unwanted pests, such as fleas and ticks,into your home. These bugs can be more than just an annoyance. Flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in both people and animals, and some ticks can transmit diseases. For example, blacklegged ticks can transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
What you should do
Keep your loved ones (both two- and four-legged) safe by following these tips:
Report health and safety concerns
Adverse events related to the use of a pest control product should be reported to the manufacturer, who is required by law to report it to Health Canada. You may also report an incident directly to Health Canada by completing an incident report form. For adverse reactions in pets, you can fill out a domestic animal incident form.
Health Canada continues to work closely with manufacturers and veterinary professionals to ensure that flea and tick treatments are safe for pets and pet owners.
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