Ticks are prevalent throughout our forested Williamsburg, Virginia, area, and when the weather is warm and humid, watch out for fleas! To ensure the best health for your dog or cat, the staff and veterinarians at Godspeed Animal Care recommend year-round tick, flea, and heartworm prevention. We recommend Merial Frontline Plus and Merial Frontline Tritak. Purchasing these products from us ensures you’ll get the manufacturer’s guarantee, competitive prices, and discounts that you can’t get elsewhere.
Topical preventives such as Merial Frontline Tritak help to reduce the transmission of disease that ticks may spread to your pet. We annually perform simple blood tests on your dog to test for tick-borne diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, or any other ailments associated with this parasite. If your pet has any of these illnesses, we consult with you as to the best treatment for your animal.
These tiny insects annoy both your pet and you and can give your pet a serious allergic reaction called flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). Godspeed Animal Care’s vets and staff are skilled at treating your dog or cat for FAD and eliminating fleas.
Heartworm is spread through the bite of a mosquito and, if left untreated, can cause serious respiratory and heart problems for your cat or dog that could be terminal. Our veterinarians counsel you as to the best possible preventive heartworm care for your pet with such products as Sentinel, Heartgard, and Revolution.
Three great sources of information about ticks, fleas, and heartworms are the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Heartworm Society, and the veterinarians and staff at Godspeed Animal Care. If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call.