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Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention

Fleas & ticks can cause problems for pets ranging from minor to life-threatening. Not only can fleas cause severe itching, irritation, and allergies, but they can also transmit tapeworms. Fleas can infest dogs, cats, ferrets, mice, and rats. And fleas don’t just stay on pets; they can bite people, too. Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because fleas & ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes.

When they bite your pets, mosquitoes can transmit heartworm infection, and those heartworms can wreak havoc on your dog or cat. These parasites can severely and sometimes fatally damage the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Some pets may not show any signs of infection; in those that do, symptoms can vary widely. Treatment for heartworm infection in dogs is far more expensive than prevention. There is no approved treatment for cats. Fortunately, there’s a way to keep your dog or cat safe by administering monthly heartworm preventives. Most heartworm medications also protect your pet against other parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, or ear mites.

With the appropriate safe & effective prevention for your pets we can help keep fleas, ticks, and heartworm disease away!