Armadale Animal Hospital is committed to providing each patient with the best possible care and protection from disease. Because of this, we continually review available intestinal parasite and heartworm products and recommend only the treatment that we feel is best suited for your dog.
After recent comparison testing of the major products available, our veterinarians have decided to continue our current recommendation of Sentinel for the prevention of heartworm disease and intestinal parasites. Our new recommendation for flea and tick prevention has been upgraded to Bravecto, a chewable treat that kills fleas and ticks for 3 months. Key factors in our decision include:
- Flea prevention – Sentinel Flavor Tabs attack fleas before they hatch, relieving your dog from skin irritations and avoiding infestations in your carpet, furniture and bedding. Bravecto rapidly kills adult fleas for 3 months, keeping your dog safe and comfortable.
- Easy to give – Sentinel Flavor Tabs are small beef flavored tablets while Bravecto is a delicious chewable treat.
- Tick Safety – Bravecto is a fast-acting tick killer, helping prevent diseases such as lyme and ehrlichiosis.
The most effective way to reduce the risk of infection to your dog and family is to maintain continuous, year round protection. The transmission of parasites from pets to humans is much more common than you might expect, especially in children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates between one and three million people contract a disease from an animal each year in the United States.
We are committed to keeping you updated on the best and most affordable protection for your family, so we are offering a $50 rebate on 6 months of Bravecto during December 2014, while supplies last.
Please feel free to call us at (919) 847-1972 if you have any questions.
Your Armadale Staff