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Flea/Tick & Heartworm Prevention 

In New England, with our always changing weather, fleas/ticks & mosquitoes can potentially be found all year round.

FLEAS

Fleas originate outside mostly in shaded areas of the yard where cats and dogs rest. It onlyt akes a tiny flea to come into your home to infest your pets. It doesn't necessarily have to be carried in from another pet. That's right - one pesky flea can hitch a ride on your pant leg or shoe! Then, once they are indoors, you're sweet indoor kitty and even pup could potentially be affected. We recommend flea preventatives even for your indoor pet. Check out this great article from https://www.petful.com/pet-health/how-do-indoor-cats-get-fleas/ .

TICKS

"My dog only goes outside for a second and then comes right back in." - something we hear more often than not. Lyme disease is the most common tick borne disease in our area. Sometimes not showing any symptoms to flu-like symptoms can occur: lethargic, loss of appetite, swelling of joints to just name a few symptoms. Here at AHC of Salisbury, we emphasize the importance of using a flea and tick preventative year round. With winters being a bit warmer than usual, ticks and fleas are still active. Whether it is a collar, topical or chewable you will have peace of mind knowing your pet is fighting off those pesky bugs.

HEARTWORM

What is Heartworm? Heartworm is a parasitic worm transferred by mosquitoes causing heartworm disease in dogs and cats. 

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