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Wednesday, March 21 2018 Southern California weather can promote the life cycle of many biting insects regardless of the time of year. Insects such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. They can cause harmful diseases such as heartworm, Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anemia, Cat Scratch fever, and tapeworm infection. Parasites can also transfer some of these diseases to people. We recommend year-round parasite protection for all pets including ones who live mostly or exclusively indoors since vectors can find their way or be tracked into the home.
Thursday, July 27 2017 Incoming data from leaders in veterinary diagnostic laboratory testing shows that tick-borne diseases in Ventura County continues to rise in 2017. California is home to a variety of tick species including the Brown Dog Tick, American Dog Tick, Pacific Coast Tick, and Western Black Legged Tick. These ticks are known to harbor and infect both pets and people with bacteria that causes serious disease such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Erlichiosis, and Tularemia.
Sunday, July 05 2015 During the month of July, we are celebrating flea and tick prevention with several promotions. We recommend flea and tick prevention year-round for multiple reasons. Fleas can thrive all year long because of our weather although many people notice an increase in flea infestations during the summer. Flea eggs develop best in higher humidity and in temperatures of 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, prevention throughout the year is a much better option than treating an infestation after it occurs. Fleas and ticks can cause harmful and deadly conditions. Preventatives can help shield your pet from these pesky parasites especially during the summer months when their exposure often increases. Call us to ask about various savings or promotions for flea and tick preventatives for dogs and cats. Also, during the month of July you can try Nexgard for free. Some exclusions apply. Nexgard is a chewable treat for dogs that is administered once monthly to kill fleas and ticks. Also, any pet parents who takes home Nexgard during this month will receive a ballot to enter into a contest to win 1 of 10 BBQ prize packs that each include a brand new grill, patio furniture, and food gift card. These packs have a retail value of $7,500!