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What's the Best Flea & Tick Prevention - Protect Your Pet, Home & Family

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Posted on 03-01-2017

What's the Best Flea & Tick Prevention - Protect Your Pet, Home & Family

Nashville pet owners - Even though they are a year-round problem, spring means an increase in fleas & ticks, which is bad news for you & your pets.  

Despite their tiny size, fleas and ticks cause misery for your pet. They stimulate allergies, cause infections & transmit disease, not only to your pet but to you and your family.

If you see fleas, there are also eggs and larvae in your carpets and bedding.  Ticks can carry fatal disease like Lyme. 

Did you know that all flea and tick preventatives are not created equally? Your choice could go a long way in how well your pet is prevented from parasitic infestations. There are a few questions to discuss with your veterinarian in determining the best flea and tick prevention for your pet.

•    Is your pet outside often? Do they leave your property? Do you take your pet to remote areas for exercise or like in the woods, etc?
•    Does your pet have a lot of contact with other pets, like at a dog park, or do you have multiple pets in the home?
•    Can you easily remember to regularly give your pet the preventative monthly?
•    Do you have a budget in mind?

Richland Animal Clinic carries the best flea and tick prevention to cater to different lifestyles and budgets that are safe & effective for your pets: 

  • Bravecto is given once every 12 weeks to dogs as a chew or topically to cats every 12 weeks to kill and prevent fleas & ticks up to 12 weeks.  (March only Bravecto coupon - Receive a free dog toy and $15 mail-in rebate with 6-month supply or $35 mail-in rebate with 12-month supply)
  • Revolution is applied topically each month to cats and kills adult fleas; prevents flea eggs from hatching, treats and controls roundworm and hookworm infections and ear mites and protects against heartworm disease for 4 weeks. (March only Revolution coupon - Buy 6 months, get 2 months FREE through rebates plus an entry into contest to receive 6 months FREE!)
  • Trifexis is a monthly chew given to dogs to kill fleas and prevent infestations and also prevent heartworm disease and control hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections. (March only Trifexis coupon - $10 mail-in rebate for 6-month supply or $25 rebate for 12-month supply)

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