Parasites are on ongoing problem for our pets. To keep your best friend healthy, it’s important to provide them with protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other pests. These parasites are active for much of the year, so your pet’s prevention routine should continue throughout the year.
External parasites like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are as common as they are bothersome. Their most alarming characteristic, however, is the conditions they can pass on to pets. Flea bites can prompt allergic reactions, ticks can spread Lyme disease, and mosquitoes can transmit heartworm disease. All of these can be harmful for your pet, and the best way to minimize their risk of infection is to keep them on parasite prevention for life.
How to Protect Your Pet
Our hospital in Annandale carries various types of parasite preventatives for dogs and cats. The most important products we carry include Bravecto and Tri-Heart Plus.
Bravecto is a flea and tick preventative that comes in both tablet and liquid topical form. Each individual dose of Bravecto can remain effective for up to three months. This makes it the preferred choice for many pet owners who may not be able to keep up with monthly doses.
Tri-Heart Plus is a monthly chewable tablet that protects dogs against heartworm disease. For the highest level of protection, we recommend keeping your pet on parasite preventatives all year-round for the rest of their life.
If you’re not sure what preventatives to choose for your pet or when to start, get in touch with us. Your veterinarian can give you all of the information you need to create a long-term prevention routine that ensures your pet’s safety from parasites and parasite-borne diseases. If your pet has missed a few doses, we can help you get back on track. Call us today at (703) 256-8414.