It’s Flea and Tick Season!

Learn how to protect you and your pets during flea and tick season 🐜

No one wants to worry about fleas or ticks being brought into their home from their furry best friend. Not only are they unwanted, but they pose health risks for you and your animals.

Did you know that they do more than just try to get under your skin and suck blood? They also can transmit zoonotic diseases that include the plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and more. Lucky for you, there are many options for flea and tick preventatives that we can recommend for your furry friend depending on if you want a topical application or to give it orally (by mouth). Below, is a list of questions you may want to consider reviewing with us before making your decision:

  • How often do I need to use/apply the product? 
  • What parasites does the medication protect against? 
  • How long will it take before the product begins working?
  • Are there any reactions?
  • Will this interfere with my pet’s other current medications?
  • How old does my pet need to be before using the medication?
  • Are there any other pets in the household?
  • Is there a product available for cats?

It is important to remember that ticks and fleas are present in the Northeast year-round, making it vital that you give your pet preventative medication twelve months a year (not just in the warmer months). At Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center, we want to keep your pets safe and protected. Give us a call at (401) 398-7807 to discuss your pet’s needs, or have a refill of your current medication sent straight to your door every month by visiting our online pharmacy and never forget a dose again!

Published by Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center

Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center provides medical care to small animal and exotic patients. We are devoted to providing a unique client and patient experience centered on our commitment to excellence. Patients can expect to receive cutting-edge, yet compassionate, medical care at our modern facility. Furthermore, our team is focused on education and has exceeded the traditional standard of veterinary training. Our goal is to share this knowledge with our pet owners, so you can make informed decisions about your pet’s health and wellness. Indeed, we are “more than just great medicine.” Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center is devoted to creating an exceptional experience for our clients and pets by focusing on education, building personal relationships, outstanding customer service, and peace of mind.

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