Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic Offers Tips for Pest Prevention in Spring

April 11, 2014

Now that spring has arrived, so have the pests. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic wants to inform pet owners of ways to keep their pets safe from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests.

Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Spring has arrived which is exciting news for many. However, for people with pets, the return of seasonal pests is not such exciting news. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic wants to inform pet owners of the threat that fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests pose to their pets and how to avoid those threats.

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic wants to remind pet owners to check their pet(s) daily for ticks and to remove them. The threat of Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis is high in Maine. Ticks are present year-round, although more actively between spring and fall, and aid in the threat of these diseases. They recommend that a pet owner use a veterinarian-approved monthly spot on product or collar to control and prevent flea and tick infestations. Tick killing products, such as Advantix, are also recommended to be used throughout the year to avoid tick infestations.

Mosquitoes will also arrive soon and can spread heartworm disease. For dogs, blood testing annually and the use of monthly parasite preventative medication is strongly recommended. Dogs should also be given a monthly heartworm/parasite preventative year-round. Cats should be given preventatives from June to September for heartworm, or year-round for intestinal parasite control.

Flea season follows fast on the heels of the arrival of ticks and mosquitoes. The infestation of fleas can now be prevented with veterinarian-approved monthly spot ons. The Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic encourages pet owners to start as early as May to avoid flea bite dermatitis of pets and infestations of their home. All pets in the household must be treated to ensure maximum protection. It is important that products labeled for dogs only are not used on cats.

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic provides medical, surgical, and dental care with a personal touch for dogs, cats, wildlife animals and small ruminants. They want to share their compassion towards animals with pet owners everywhere as the pest-filled season of spring is underway. To learn more about the clinic and their offered vaccines and other preventative care services, visit http://www.damariscottavetclinic.com/

About the company:

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinarian providing medical, surgical, and dental care in a compassionate, caring manner with a personal touch. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is a staple in the mid-coast Maine area and has been proudly serving residents of Damariscotta for over 50 years. For more information, visit: http://www.myvetonline.com/damariscottavet/general-information.html.

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