Parasites BEWARE

posted: by: Dr. Erin Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Heartworms, fleas, ticks, intestinal worms: BEWARE!

You can avoid parasites by giving monthly preventatives to your pets! Ask us today what your pet needs!

Did you know….
1) Pets can contract fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites any month of the year, especially with the recent changes in weather patterns in Michigan. Even indoor pets are at risk! 

2) The American Heartworm Society recommends year-round heartworm prevention! We also recommend year-round flea and tick prevention based on the prevalence of these parasites in Michigan.

4) Most of our preventative products are by prescription only, which means they are closely regulated by the FDA for quality, safety, and efficacy standards. You can rely on these products to do their job and keep your pet safe! Over-the-counter products are not regulated, and can be counterfeit, ineffective, or dangerous for your pets.

5) Please note, your pet must have a physical exam within the last year, and dogs must also have a negative heartworm test in the last year, to purchase prescription preventatives, such as the recommended Sentinel and Nexgard. Call us today to make your appointment and discuss parasite prevention!