Is it time for a parasite war?

Q

Is it time for a parasite war?

A

With warmer weather comes unwanted attacks on our pets.  Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies, and the list goes on.  Don’t leave your pets unprotected.  Outdoor time may leave your pet vulnerable to not only discomfort but potential serious illness as well.

Ticks carry some various and serious illnesses that can be transmitted to your pet by a bite. The bad news is, tick numbers are predicted to increase in our area.  Mosquitoes carry heartworm, a dangerous parasite that can lead to lung and heart failure.  Fleas not only cause scratching, but they can also pass on tapeworm parasites if ingested. Biting flies can cause sores and crusts on the face and ears.

Fight back with new safe and effective medications to protect your four footed friend from a whole host of health issues.  Check with your veterinarian to tailor a safe parasite protection plan for your dog or cat. Help them have an enjoyable and pet friendly Spring!

Dr Bob