Know who else loves to be on the move when it starts to get warmer? Fleas and ticks! These little bloodsuckers are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm, cause anemia, and trigger allergies, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme. Once they’re on your furry friend, it’s a short trip aboard the “pet express” to your home and family.
When it comes to heartworm, North Carolina and the whole southeastern region of the country is a high-risk area for the disease. As you may already know, heartworm is spread by mosquitoes—and sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it can be costly and very hard on your pet.
At Seagrove Animal Hospital, we highly recommend Credelio for flea and tick prevention in dogs, partnered with Interceptor Plus to prevent heartworm. Both products are tasty monthly chewables that are highly effective, and Interceptor Plus protects your pet from five intestinal parasites as well. Right now, there’s also great mail-in rebate offer that will save you money when you purchase these products together!
Have questions about parasite prevention or want to schedule a visit for your pet? Call us at 704-662-8586!