Tick Preventatives are Necessary

One of the things that continues to shock our clients is the discovery that ticks can be found on dogs even in the deepest, coldest days of winter.

Ticks do not die during the winter.  They only hibernate.  Give them one warm day and they will awake from their torpor and literally grab onto anything warm and furry…so that they can feast on a blood meal!

We regularly find ticks on dogs even in the darkest, coldest days of winter

We regularly find ticks on dogs even in the darkest, coldest days of winter

Dog Flea and Tick Products are Needed

Ticks require blood in order to grow and to lay eggs.  They are extremely resilient and tough-to-kill creatures.  They are the vectors of several debilitating and potentially life-threatening diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Erlichiosis.

Prevent Tick Borne Disease

During the course of our regular wellness evaluations we regularly diagnose dogs with tick borne illnesses.  As many as 1 in 20 dogs in our area test positive for a serious tick borne illness.  Please do NOT ignore the threat that ticks pose to your dog or cat AND to your family.

Veterinary Online Pharmacy

We recommend YEAR ROUND applications of a topical or administration of an oral, veterinary approved, professional strength flea and tick preventative.  If you are currently using a tick preventative, you can click here to browse our online pharmacy and to see if it is available.  You can reorder your flea and tick treatments online…at our pharmacy!

If you are not currently using a tick preventative, please call us so that we can help you select the right product that is safe for your pet, your family your home.

As usual, thank you for looking to Animal Medical for all your pet care needs!