parasites off your back! Let’s face it - parasites are gross!
talking to you; fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites!
Why your home is a flea magnet! Outside the home, fleas select protected,
shady, undisturbed areas like porches, decks , stairs and around dog
houses. Inside the home, fleas thrive
from egg to adult in pet beds, under furniture, in between wood floor planks,
and deep in carpets. PLUS, they can
survive a wide range of temperatures, so even winter is NO guarantee you have
seen the last of fleas. Without the
ideal temperature, early flea stages lay dormant for up to 6 months! Fleas can
do just fine in microenvironments around the home, where temperature and
humidity are elevated. 1 Female flea can produce 40-50 eggs per
day-that’s nearly 3,000 fleas in 2 months!
Fleas and ticks aren’t only repulsive, but they will bite and feed on
people and can cause severe infestations that are costly and timely to
Tick of the month: Deer Tick
visit our website www.mcconnellsburgvet.com to view an informational video
about this pesky parasite! Keep your pets on flea and tick prevention year
round. Cold and snowy? No big deal,
winter doesn’t bother adult deer ticks, they continue to be active and do not
go dormant! Our clinic has several flea
and tick preventatives available. Let us
help you find which one is best for your pet!
Protect your pet from heartworm
for a month for the price of your weekly latte.
The cost to treat heartworm disease?
150 times that amount. Heartworm is spread by the bite
of just one infected mosquito and is found in all 50 states of the US! Our staff is happy to discuss with you how
heartworms can infect your pet and help you getting your pet on heartworm
Eeekkk, Worms! Also known as intestinal
parasites, these foul critters can cause your pet to have diarrhea and even the
passing of worms! Making matters worse, some intestinal parasites are
“zoonotic” (can be transmitted to people-GROSS!)
protection is the best defense against fleas, ticks, and heartworms! Annual exams and fecal (or stool) tests are
the best defense against intestinal parasites!
Our knowledgeable staff can review all of the product options with you!