A common misconception is that indoor pets do not need to be treated for fleas, ticks and heartworm. It is absolutely crucial that every pet is on heartworm prevention. In Florida we have mosquitoes year-round. One mosquito bite is all it takes for your pet to be at risk of contracting heartworm. In addition to taking a monthly heartworm preventative, your pet should also be tested for heartworm disease annually by an experienced Florida veterinarian. This test is usually part of a yearly vaccination and wellness package.
As with heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention is also recommended on a monthly basis. We offer these products in both oral and topical form, and our veterinary staff is happy to discuss what combination of products best suits your pet's unique needs.
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In the past, pets who tested positive for heartworm were able to undergo treatment which included the administration of an injectable medication, Immiticide, that proved effective in combating the disease. Unfortunately, at this time the injectable medication is on indefinite back order. Giving heartworm prevention diligently is more important now than ever. DPC is a Davie Florida Vet that stocks Tri-Heart, Interceptor, Advantage Multi, and Trifexis. To discuss which product best suits your pet, please consult your veterinarian at the time of your appointment. An annual heartworm test and physical examination is required for all pets while on heartworm prevention.
Fleas and ticks are both a nuisance for owners and a health risk for pets. Tick infestation can pose a variety of health risks such as lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. The complications of these diseases progress over time and can prove fatal. It is highly recommended that all pets, both indoor and outdoor, receive a treatment on a monthly basis. The products we offer for flea and tick control are Advantage Multi, Advantix, Comfortis and Trifexis. If you are unsure as to which product is best for you and your pet, please consult one of our caring and highly experienced veterinary staff members.
DPC stocks all of the mentioaned prevention products in our office as well as in our online pharmacy for our client's convenience. Stop in to our Davie, Florida location or visit our online store to purchase some prevention today! Don't forget to ask about any special promotions.