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The Cherry Blossoms Aren’t Our Only Early Visitors This Spring
The Cherry Blossoms Aren’t Our Only Early Visitors This Spring

The trees are budding and blooming, weeds are sprouting and bugs are emerging, including insects that affect our pets such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that can transmit heartworm.

One of the advantages of a cold winter is that insects that affect our pets die off in great numbers in frigid temperatures. The warm weather coupled with high moisture has created an early season for bugs, and as they multiply over the coming weeks and months pet owners should take heed and take advantage of preventative measures to keep their pets healthy. Many veterinarians are recommending that these preventatives be started as soon as possible, if you do not use them year round.

The fact is, prevention of fleas, ticks and heartworm is simple and easy, not to mention, far more cost effective than treating these issues once they have happened. WHS treats every dog and cat with Frontline Plus, which kills fleas, flea eggs and ticks, and every dog with Heartgard Plus, which prevents heartworm and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms.

Frontline Plus is applied topically to pets between the shoulder blades once per month and will keep pets from contracting these pests as long as it is applied and given according to the manufacturers’ instructions. Heartgard Plus is a chewable tablet also given once per month that is prescribed by your veterinarian once your dog has tested negative for heartworms.

Speak with your veterinarian about the best course of action for you and your pets—the time is now!

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