Tick Season is HERE!

March 31st, 2014

Tick season is here!!! 

If you have not been using a tick prevention over the "winter months," now is the time to get started!  Ticks can carry nasty diseases like Lyme, Erlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  A monthly topical tick prevention or a tick collar are an easy way to protect your dog from picking up ticks when they go outside. Ticks During the "winter months" a lot of you are able to get by without using a tick prevention due to a lower exposure risk but as the weather warms up, ticks can be found pretty much everywhere.  We have several product options available for dogs including Activyl Tick Plus and Parastar Plus, both of which are monthly topical products, as well as the 6 month Scalibor Collar.  Many of our clients who use Trifexis year-round for monthly heartworm and flea prevention use the Scalibor Collar during "tick season," (March-September/October).   For cats, the only tick prevention product is the monthly topical Frontline. So, if you need to restock your supply, give us a call and we can help you decide the best product for your furry family members and get it ready for you to pick up!   Call us today at (919) 489-9156. For more information about ticks, and other parasites, and the diseases that the carry, visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council at http://www.capcvet.org/

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