The Benefits of Pest Prevention

Do you know why veterinarians are so adamant about keeping pets protected from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes? It’s not just because these pests can be irritants for our pets, it’s because they can be the carriers of deadly diseases and parasites that are even more dangerous than themselves! Some of the things a pet can acquire from a bite or infestation include:

  • Cat scratch fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Heartworm
  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Tape worm
  • …and more


For some of these illnesses or parasites, there are treatment options available, but some only have costly cures, if a cure is even possible. Some illness are zoonotic, which means they can be passed to people as well as animals, and all of them cause undue discomfort for the animals they affect.

Pest preventatives do more than protect our pets from fleas, ticks, and heartworm. Because of the dangers of these pests, preventatives have a hand in helping our pets live longer, healthier lives! Who wouldn’t sign up for that?

Preventative Products Recommended by Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital

We recommend year round use of Frontline Plus but if you have stopped using it over the winter now is the time to start again. The awesome $50 rebate is still in effect (buy 12 Heartgard Plus and 6 Frontline Plus) and now there is a $25 rebate when you buy just 6 of each Heartgard Plus and Frontline Plus. Great Deals. We have coupons in the office.

If you are ready to ensure that your pet is good and protected year round, contact our team today to set up a preventative check-up and get your pet the prevention they need!


Did you know that many people AND pets can be affected by heatstroke? The best way to prevent heatstroke is to allow your pet to relax in a cool or shady area, always with access to the inside, and plenty of fresh, cold water for drinking. And remember to never leave your pet in an enclosed vehicle either!

Fan and Dog

Fan and Dog