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!

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Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital had humble beginnings in 1968. Dr. Walter Brown opened the animal hospital in a garage next to his home near the current hospital and operated out of this small space until the current building was built in 1969.