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Posted on 06-08-2017
According to the National Pest Management Association, tick season has been growing worse and worse in the past few years due to a combination of factors including weather, rainfall, and even regional plant growth. Projections show that the 2017 season isn't going to be any different. At Chatham Animal Hospital, our veterinarians In Cary urge every dog and cat owner to maintain a regular parasite prevention schedule for their pets. We're happy to answer all your questions and get your pet the medication it needs to stay safe this summer and throughout the year.
As the old saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and when it comes to protecting your pets against parasites the cliché couldn't be truer.
Your pet needs specific kind and dosage of flea and tick medication, typically provided via a pill or topical ointment once per month. Our Cary vet staff can tell you what kind and amount your pet needs based on breed, size, and age.
Not only do these medications protect your pet from many unpleasant and potentially deadly diseases--including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, bacterial infections, and heartworm--but they can even protect other members of your family, too, since some parasite-born illnesses can be transmitted from pets to humans.
Even in the dead of winter, or even if your pet is indoors-only, you still need to maintain a regular parasite prevention schedule. You never know when fleas, ticks, and other critters may find their way inside your house. Giving your pet the appropriate monthly medication (in addition to maintaining a clean and tidy yard and home) is the number one way to help your beloved four-legged friend avoid parasite-borne illness.
Do you maintain a regular flea and tick preventive medication schedule for your dogs and cats? If not, then please call our Cary animal hospital right away and schedule an appointment. There is nothing more stressful or heartbreaking than watching your animal suffer from a preventable illness. To schedule an appointment with a veterinarian in Cary, call Chatham Animal Hospital today at (919) 469-8114.
Don't take a chance on your pet's health. Call us today!
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