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Mar 02 2013

Flea and Tick Season is Around the Corner!

Blog, 3/2/13

 Flea and Tick Season is Around the Corner!

 The middle of March is significant for me for 2 reasons, the first is the happy occasion of my son, Ethan’s, birthday. The second is not so happy, fleas and ticks are going to be popping up all over the place and jumping on your pets! Parasitologists (scientists to study parasites) are predicting another bad year for them. Fifteen consecutive days of temperatures below 20 degrees farenheit are required to kill ticks rather than just lying dormant. We’ve certainly had more wintery weather than we did last year but I don’t think we’re anywhere close to the required 15 very cold days.

 The good news is that we have great products at great prices at River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital to keep your pets pest-free! For the second year we are recommending Vectra 3D topical flea and tick prevention. It has two completely different ingredients than Frontline Plus and all its generic look-a-likes. So if Frontline Plus isn’t working as well as it used to, come see us. Go to vectrapet.com to print off a coupon for your first FREE dose. We have another great deal that allows you got get 9 doses for the price of 6, so with your first dose free coupon you can go home with 10 months of flea and tick prevention that will cost you about $10 per month. And we guarantee if used properly, it will work!

 Of course, we still recommend Trifexis for dogs that won’t be exposed to ticks. In one easy monthly oral dose, you can protect your four-legged furry friend from heartworms, fleas and intestinal parasites. If you’ve used Trifexis in the past, watch your mailbox for an $8 check to be applied toward your 6-month supply. Plus you can also take advantage of a $25 online rebate for a 12 month supply or a $10 rebate for a 6 month supply.

 So come see us for all your parasite prevention needs. As always you’ll be welcomed with warm smiles and an eagerness to help you and your pets in any way we can.

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