Flea/Tick & Heartworm Prevention
Flea/Tick & Heartworm Prevention - Animal Health Center of Salisbury - Salisbury, MA
In New England, with our always changing weather, fleas/ticks & mosquitoes can potentially be found all year round.
Fleas originate outside mostly in shaded areas of the yard where cats and dogs rest. It only takes one 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, your sweet indoor kitty and even pup could potentially be affected. Check out this great article from https://www.petful.com/grooming/how-do-indoor-cats-get-fleas/.
"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. Lyme can vary from not showing any symptoms to showing flu-like symptoms such as, but not limited to lethargy, loss of appetite, and swelling of joints. Here at AHC of Salisbury, we emphasize the importance of using a flea and tick preventative year round.
Heartworm is a parasitic worm spread from host to host by the bite of a mosquito. This causes heartworm disease in dogs and cats which can show symptoms such as lethargy, cough, decrease appetite, and weight loss. As the disease progresses it can lead to heart failure and a swollen stomach due to excess fluid.
Give us a call or speak to us at your next appointment to pick a heartworm and flea/tick preventative for your pet!