Pet Preventative Care
Keeping your pet safe from infectious diseases is part and parcel of maintaining their health. With routine exams, vaccinations and parasite preventatives, your pet has a greater chance of staying healthy and living longer. Preventing disease is one of the most important things you can do for your pet because it allows them to avoid debilitating illness and costly treatments.
Protecting Your Pet from Parasites
Parasites can present a sneaky problem for cats and dogs alike, especially as the ground thaws. Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are bothersome in general, but their bites can spread disease. Ticks are a particular concern, as they can transmit Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, anaplasmosis and other diseases.
The best way to protect your pet from these diseases is to prevent ticks from biting them in the first place. With a consistent parasite prevention routine, your pet should stay adequately protected.
At Simcoe Veterinary Hospital, we carry several types of parasite preventative for cats and dogs:
- Advantage Multi – a monthly topical that protects pets from heartworm, various intestinal parasites, and fleas
- Bravecto – each dose of Bravecto can last up to 12 weeks and is ideal for protecting dogs and cats against ticks
- Profender – exclusively for cats, Profender can prevent intestinal parasites with one dose
If your pet uses a parasite prevention product that we do not have in stock, just let us know and we will order it for you. Unsure about which preventatives to use? Talk to us! We can be reached at (705) 726-8002.