Did you know that fleas at ticks can infect your pet with diseases and intestinal worms? The best way to protect them is to apply a monthly flea and tick prevention product. It is simple and very effective! We do warn our clients against many over-the-counter medications, including these flea and tick serums: many lower cost brands are no longer effective! As parasites evolve, so does their resistance to older prevention drugs. Remember! Flea and tick prevention is species specific, meaning you can not use the same product for your cats and dogs.

Fleas are small, brown or black, wingless insects with flattened bodies. Several types can infest the hair coat of animals, and some occasionally feed on people. These blood sucking insects cause considerable irritation and distress to infested pets, and can lead to anemia from blood loss.

Ticks are blood sucking parasites that attach to the skin and feed on an animal or human’s blood. These bites may become infected, and some ticks produce a toxin that can cause paralysis and even death, or spread serious diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.

We recommend Vectra 3D for our canine patients. It is a fast acting medication that stops fleas, ticks, and other biting parasites from infesting your dog. Dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age and older can enjoy the long lasting and water resistant effects of Vectra 3D. Applying flea and tick medication every month greatly reduces their risk of contracting one or more of the many diseases carried by biting insects.