Flea/Tick and Heartworm Prevention

Dear Valued Client: Where is spring? We suspect that by the time you get this reminder, it will be too hot for all of us. Mosquitos and fleas like hot weather and their populations will explode once the warm weather arrives. Once a month treatment is the most cost effective way to control fleas, heartworm and gastrointestinal parasites. Because it is still cool as this newsletter is being written, we recommend starting the parasiticides about May long weekend – and no later than the end of June. If your pet has not been heartworm tested before, has not had a test since 2013, or was not on a heartworm preventive last season, your pet will require a blood test before starting heartworm medications. ALL PETS SHOULD BE STARTED ON SEASONAL PARASITICIDES BY JUNE 30 2013. Please contact our office at 941-6383 for questions regarding products and heartworm testing. Why is heartworm prevention and flea control important? When a mosquito carrying infective heartworm larve bites a dog and transmits the infection, the larvae grow and migrate in the body. They reside in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels. Once mature adult worms, they release their offspring into the bloodstream. Heartworms can be detected in the blood 6-7 months after the mosquito transmits the infected larvae to the dog. All dogs, regardless of sex, age, or habitat are susceptible to heartworm infection.

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    Flea and Heartworm Prevention Products

    REVOLUTION A transdermal liquid used monthly.  Application is on the skin between the shoulder blades. Prevents heartworm, inactivates flea eggs, and kills adult fleas, ear mites, and mange. Also controls…

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    Heartworm Prevention Only

    Heartworm Prevention   HEARTGARD: This is a once a month chewable beef flavoured cube that will protect your dog against heartworm by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae up to…

  • Tick Prevention

    Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets didn’t previously encounter ticks. These parasites aren’t just a…

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    Flea Prevention

    Flea Control Only   ADVANTAGE   Advantage is a topical flea adulticide, that needs to be given monthly and starts to work within 1 day of treatment.  Shampooing of the animal may…