May 172013


Summer weather has finally arrived.  With this nice weather comes the issue of ticks and fleas.  Ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  Mobile Animal Clinic wants to encourage owners to use some form of flea and tick prevention on your dogs and outdoor cats.  We also want to inform you of the options available for the prevention of fleas and ticks.

Seresto ad-17 at 11.50.55 AMNew this year is a product called seresto TM.  It is a flea and tick collar for dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age and older, and for cats 10 weeks of age and older.

It is extremely safe to both animals and humans. (Of course it is not to be used on humans.)  Adjusting to the seresto TM collar should not be an issue if your dog or cat is comfortable wearing a collar.

The cost of the seresto TM collar is $77.00, less with the $20.00 rebate, and lasts for 8 months.  It is very similar in cost to a season’s worth of other products for flea and tick prevention.

Flea and tick PreventionWe continue to offer other products which include Frontline Plus, Certifect, and Revolution.  As with any product or medication prescribed for your animal, we recommend giving the correct dose as prescribed for as long as prescribed.  If unsure of any directions, please ask one of our veterinarians. We want all our clients to be able to enjoy the outdoors with their pets.  Please protect them against fleas and ticks.

Dog with Seresto collar