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Summer Precautions!

Gee whiz these summer months get hot! A distinguished cat like myself with my long lucious fur is just not made for those oppressive heat waves during the summer months. That's not to say that you guys shouldn't enjoy your outdoor time! I do, however, have some advice for those pet owners that are planning on spending quality outdoor time with their pet.

PREVENTION. PREVENTION. PREVENTION. The summer months bring about a lot of pesky insects and those insects can carry some really serious diseases.So it best for you to discuss prevention with our veterinary team to ensure your pet is protected.

Fleas and ticks are nasty little boogars that can cause your pet lots of irritation and also infect them with diseases. Fleas can cause uncomfortable itching, hair loss, hot spots and other problems for your pet. Ticks, on the other hand, can infect your dog with quite a few dangerous diseases such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Tularemia, Typhus, Hemobartonellosis, Bartonellosis, etc. The best way to protect your beloved pet is through flea and tick prevention, which our veterinary team can discuss with you

Heartworm disease is also something to be concerned and aware of. Heartworms are spread through infected mosquitoes and it only takes on bite for your dog to contract a costly and time-consuming disease to treat. By using a monthly heartworm preventative, you can keep your pet protected and safe from those annoying mosquitoes and enjoy your time outside worry free!

Well that's it for me folks! I hope you all have a grand summer!

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