Prevention is Your Pet’s Best Defense

Prevention is Your Pet’s Best Defense

With warmer weather already starting to sneak in and the crocuses and cherry blossoms beginning to emerge, it means it’s time to talk fleas and ticks. Contrary to popular opinion, these pests aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including Lyme disease.

Heartworm is another – and even graver – threat. Mosquitos can transmit the deadly worms to pets through just one bite. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet. (There is no heartworm cure for cats.)

At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we understand that year-round prevention is the only guarantee your pet won’t suffer an uncomfortable – or even life-threatening – infestation. That’s why we carry several different types of flea and tick preventives in our clinic. You can also purchase them (as well as other products) through our online store.

Below is a short list of some of the products we recommend and the pests they prevent:

Credelio (monthly flea & tick preventative)
Bravecto (3-month flea & tick preventative)
Interceptor Plus (monthly heartworm preventative and intestinal parasite control)
Seresto Collars (8-month flea & tick preventative)
Trifexis (monthly flea and heartworm preventative plus intestinal parasite control)

Bravecto Plus (2-month flea and heartworm preventative plus intestinal parasite control)
Cheristin (monthly flea preventative)

If you’re out of flea, tick, or heartworm preventative or if you want to chat with a member of our staff about the product that best meets your pet’s needs, give us a call at 503-446-2450 today!