NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS
Our pets are more than just animals; they are considered members of the family, and when it comes to wellness care, they need our help. Keeping your pet current on their immunizations is crucial in protecting them from the most common pet illnesses. Without proper vaccinations, pets are left vulnerable to preventable ailments that can devastate their immune systems. College Road Animal Hospital encourages pet owners to keep their canine and feline companions current on their immunizations to ensure they are healthy and safe from danger.
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-Influenza, Parvo)
Canine Influenza (H3N2/H3N8)
FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)
FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia)
The frequency in which you should vaccinate your pet depends on many factors, ranging from lifestyle and species, to their age and medical history. Some vaccinations are administered on an annual basis, whereas others are only necessary every three years. To learn what is best for your canine or feline companion, feel free to contact our office for more information.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR TICK PREVENTION?
Lyme Disease is on the rise....
Lyme disease was first identified in dogs in 1984, and continues to emerge beyond accepted endemic boundaries. Lyme disease is a bacterial, blood-borne infection, and is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. When infection leads to disease, the dominant clinical feature is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints, but there may also be a lack of appetite and depression. More serious complications include damage to the kidneys, and in some cases, heart or nervous system disease.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPCvet.org) is forecasting an active year for Heartworm and Lyme disease. Based on analysis of multiple environmental drivers of disease, CAPC predicts that Heartworm and Lyme disease will increase well beyond their established endemic boundaries, leading to higher than average reported cases.
KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT LYME DISEASE...
- It is estimated that 50% of dogs are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi in endemic disease areas
- Nearly 75% of unvaccinated dogs in endemic areas will eventually test positive, and each year some will develop Lyme disease
- Dogs are 50-100 times more likely than humans to come in contact with disease-carrying ticks
- More dogs are probably infected with Borrelia burgdorferi than reported, as dogs will often show no signs of disease
- Dogs spend more time roaming in areas infested with ticks, especially in their own backyards
Taking preventative steps is the best way to protect your pet! Our doctors recommend annual screening and vaccination for Lyme disease, as well as year-round broad-spectrum parasite control with efficacy against heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks.
NEXGARD CHEWABLE TABLETS
NexGard is the first and only soft, beef-flavored chew that kills BOTH fleas and American dog ticks. Combining a revolutionary new active ingredient with an innovative new form. NexGard is FDA approved, prescription only protection that:
Kills fleas fast, before they can lay eggs
Prevents flea infestations
Comes in a soft, beef-flavored chewable
Kills American dog ticks
Lasts for a full month
Currently NexGard is only available for canines. We recommend Feline Revolution for our feline patients.
SENTINEL SPECTRUM PROMOTION
*Sentinel Spectrum is a monthly heartworm, flea and intestinal parasite preventative.
Give 1 chewable tablet with food monthly for heartworm, intestinal parasite, and flea prevention. Annual retest required.
SAVE $9 + $10 REBATE ON 6 DOSES OF SENTINEL SPECTRUM = $19 SAVINGS
SAVE $36 + $50 REBATE ON 12 DOSES OF SENTINEL SPECTRUM = $86 SAVINGS
*The Sentinel Spectrum $50 rebate is only available for a limited time, be sure to take advantage!
THE MORE YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE!
**RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE 12 MOS OF SENTINEL SPECTRUM + NEXGARD TOGETHER**
CATS NEED HEARTWORM PREVENTION TOO!
Heartworm disease in cats is very different from heartworm disease in dogs. Cats are resistant hosts of heartworms, however recent studies of cats with heart and respiratory diseases have found an incidence of heartworms far greater than previously thought. The clinical signs of heartworm infection in cats can be very non-specific, and may mimic many other feline diseases. Diagnosis by clinical signs is nearly impossible, but a cat may exhibit generic signs of illness. Some cats exhibit acute clinical signs, with disease often related to the organs where the adult heartworms are thriving. It might surprise you to hear that approximately 1/3 of infected cats live indoors only! Currently there are no products approved for the treatment of feline heartworms, and the best defense is taking preventative steps.
FELINE REVOLUTION PROMOTION
*Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect against fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and ear mites.
BUY 6 DOSES GET 2 FREE
BUY 9 DOSES GET 3 FREE
BUY 12 DOSES GET 4 FREE
*Take advantage of $100 savings when you purchase 12 months of Revolution
**RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF WHEN PURCHASING 12 MOS OF REVOLUTION**
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