Flea and Tick Prevention: Kicking Creepy Crawlies to the Curb

If you knew you could protect your pets and family from itchy irritation, hours of cleaning, and certain dangerous diseases would you do it? If your answer is ‘yes’ (and we’re guessing it is), then you’ve come to the right place. The value of flea and tick prevention for pets goes far beyond just keeping a few bugs away; it can make a world of difference to the health of your pet and your family.

The Need for Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks put our pets at risk for a variety of dangerous illnesses and conditions. A monthly parasite prevention medication is your best protection against these tiny, but mighty, foes:

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The Big Picture: Preventing Heartworm in Cats is Important

Godspeed_iStock_000000602180_LargeOf all the illnesses we vaccinate your cat against, heartworm disease is not one of them. While it’s true that felines are considered resistant to the growing worms, both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk for developing heartworm disease. Limiting exposure and taking a preventive approach are the best weapons to defend against heartworm in cats.

A Proactive Approach

Commonly viewed as a disease that only affects dogs, heartworm in cats occurs nationwide, causing painful symptoms and early mortality. Because of this (and to avoid emergency care), we advise routine screening and monthly preventive medication to protect your cat. Continue…

The Heartache of Heartworm

Godspeed_iStock_000013832378_Large (1)No one likes mosquitoes. They whine in your ear, create itchy welts, and carry dreadful diseases. Not surprisingly, mosquitoes aren’t just bothersome to humans; they will feed on virtually all mammals, including our pets.

No matter where you live, your beloved pet is at risk for the mosquito-borne parasites, heartworms. While dry regions have a much lower incidence than warm, wet regions, this deadly roundworm has been reported in all 50 states.

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