Know who else loves the sunny south? Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes! Problem is, one of their favorite landing spots is your pet…and you, if they get close enough.

These pests are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause hot spots and anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme disease. Once they’re on your furry friend, it’s a short trip aboard the “pet express” to your home and family.

When it comes to heartworm,

…places with warm, humid climates—like Alabama—are very high-risk locations. That makes it a year-round threat to your pet, requiring year-round protection.

One bite is all it takes to infect a pet with heartworm, and sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced. Treatment is available for dogs, but it can be expensive and hard on your pet.

We carry a variety of preventives to prevent fleas, ticks and heartworm and our team will be happy to help you choose which one is right for your pet and your budget. We also want to encourage you to buy your parasite prevention directly from us as opposed to an online bulk retailer: that way, you get exactly what your pet needs and it’s guaranteed to work. Unfortunately, products bought online can be mishandled, mislabeled, or have expired guarantees.

Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about parasite prevention or want to make an appointment for your pet: 205-486-4500.