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Spring has sprung! Is your pet protected?

Though it took a long time to get there, I am happy to say that spring is here! With the warmer weather upon us this also means that the bugs will be coming as well. It is important to get all of your dogs and/or cats protected against fleas and ticks in order to safeguard them from the disease, discomfort, and the many medical issues these little parasites can unleash. Even indoor cats can get fleas/ticks if those creepy crawlies hitch a ride on a human or another pet into your home. Which is why it's so important to treat all those pets in your household because that flea life cycle can last months and re-infestation can occur. We can all agree that's not what you want to be dealing with!
Luckily we have an effective, convenient, and longer lasting option to battle these buggers. Bravecto! This is our go to flea and tick control for dogs and cats. Why do we love it? For so many reasons! (In no particular order)
1. Convenience. It's easy to give because it is a flavored, delectable chew that nearly all dogs want to eat. Because cats are finicky eaters and despite all of Merck's efforts in trying to formulate a chewable that cats would consistently eat, our feline friends still have to go the topical route.
2. 12 week coverage. This is great because you don't have to think about re-administering as often which means fewer chances to forgetting to give a treatment. Plus it lasts long enough to break the flea life cycle!
3. Fast and effective. The Bravecto chew starts killing fleas within 2 hours and >98% within 12 hours. 100% tick control within 12 hours. For Cats, Bravecto Topical kills 100% of fleas in just 8 hours. 
4. Extremely wide safety margins. Bravecto is FDA approved and has no contraindications. It is safe for breeding, pregnant, and nursing dogs. Can be given even if your pet is on any commonly used medications or has food allergies. Safe to use for Collies known to be MDR-1 gene deficient.
 
There are so many benefits to using Bravecto which is why we recommend it for our patients. You can pick this up over the counter at our clinic or order from our online pharmacy, Vetsource. Bravecto on Vetsource
 
For more information about Bravecto, you can also check out the Bravecto website: https://us.bravecto.com/