Warmer weather might be fun, but it also means more risk for dogs, cats, and humans. Ticks and mosquitoes are already here, and fleas will be appearing shortly. These pesky pests can transmit diseases to yourself and your furry friends. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss these parasites and how to protect against fleas and ticks. Continue…
Flea and tick prevention is an important part of keeping your dog and cat healthy. These pesky critters cause disease that can kill your pet. Guthrie Pet Hospital announces Seresto collar, a new flea and tick prevention that is now available by Bayer.
With the warmer weather, Dr. Coffin and the staff at Guthrie Pet Hospital are seeing a rise in the number of flea and tick related illnesses in dogs and cats. There are many options for flea and tick prevention, but first, Dr. Coffin wants you to know about the health risks they can bring to your pets.
Health problems caused by fleas and ticks:
- Flea allergy dermatitis
- Intestinal parasites – tapeworms
- Flea and tick transmitted diseases – blood parasites
Many of these health problems can be life threatening. There are so many options available today for flea and tick prevention ranging from shampoos, dips, collars, topical applications and oral medication. Dr. Coffin says that there is a great, new product that is very effective for flea and tick prevention. [Tweet “The Seresto collar contains ingredients that veterinarians and pet hospitals have been recommending for years.”]
The Seresto collar contains ingredients that veterinarians and pet hospitals have been recommending for years. Seresto provides a sustained release technology that delivers the performance you would expect from a topical treatment in an easy-to-use collar that is effective against fleas and ticks for 8 months!
Here are some great reasons Dr. Coffin recommends using the Seresto collar versus other flea and tick prevention:
- Kills fleas for 8 months
- Kills and repels ticks for 8 months – if the tick doesn’t bite your pet, they can’t transmit the diseases!
- Water proof
- Non greasy
- Easy to use
- Don’t have to remember monthly application – continuous supply of the active ingredient is released in low concentrations to ensure reliable 8 month protection
- Available in 3 sizes – small dogs, large dogs and even safe for cats!
Veterinarians in Guthrie recommend applying this easy to use collar now and it will last you the entire flea and tick season!
This post is sponsored by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but Dr. Anna only shares information she feels is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.
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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family. Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family.
Flea and tick prevention is an important part of keeping your dog and cat healthy. These pesky critters cause disease that can kill your pet. Guthrie Pet Hospital announces Seresto collar, a new flea and tick prevention that is now available by Bayer. Continue…