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Posted on 02-28-2017

What’s the Best Flea & Tick Prevention? Protect Your Home & Family from Parasites

Gainesville pet owners - Spring means fleas & ticks, which is bad news for you & your pets.  

Despite their tiny size, fleas and ticks cause misery for your pet. They stimulate allergies, cause infections & transmit disease, not only to your pet but to you and your family.

If you see fleas, there are also eggs and larvae in your carpets and bedding.  Ticks can carry fatal disease like Lyme. 

Did you know that all flea and tick preventatives are not created equally? Your choice could go a long way in how well your pet is prevented from parasitic infestations. There are a few questions to discuss with your veterinarian in determining the best flea and tick prevention for your pet.

•    Is your pet outside often? Do they leave your property? Do you take your pet to remote areas for exercise or like in the woods, etc?
•    Does your pet have a lot of contact with other pets, like at a dog park, or do you have multiple pets in the home?
•    Can you easily remember to regularly give your pet the preventative monthly?
•    Do you have a budget in mind?

Shores Animal Hospital carries the best flea and tick prevention to cater to different lifestyles and budgets that are safe & effective for your pets: 

  • Trifexis is a monthly chew given to dogs to kill fleas and prevent infestations and also prevent heartworm disease and control hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections.
     

  • Nexgard is a monthly chew given to dogs to kill adult fleas before they lay eggs and kill ticks.  
     

  • Bravecto is given every 12 weeks to dogs as a chew to kill and prevent fleas & ticks or topically to cats every 12 weeks to kill and prevent fleas & ticks.   

  • Cheristin is given monthly to cats to kill fleas. 

  • Frontline Plus is given monthly to cats to kill fleas & ticks.  

Call us at 372-8387 or schedule an appointment for a parasite control.

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