With the return of warmer temperatures, comes the return of fleas and ticks. 
 Is your pet protected? We've gathered some information on our recommended products. There are monthly chew-able tablets, monthly topical applications, 
3 month chew-able tablets and a collar.

Nexgard is a chewable tablet given once a month, from the makers of Heartgard and Frontline. The active ingredient in Nexgard is afoxolaner.  Nexgard is a beef-flavored chewable tablet that kills fleas fast, kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs, kills deer ticks, Lone star ticks, American dog ticks and Brown ticks. Lasts all month, approved by the FDA, easy to give and won't wash off.
What to expect:

Nexgard is easy to give protection that goes to work killing fleas and ticks that prey on your dog.
* Nexgard causes uncontrolled activity in the flea's central nervous system
* You might see fleas moving around on the surface of your dog's coat in a hyperactive state
* That means you're seeing Nexgard working and your flea problem dying!

Stop infestations
Nexgard will kill fleas on your dog, before fleas can lay eggs, all month long. The adult fleas you see on your dog are usually only 5% of the flea infestation in your environment. To prevent an infestation:
Give Nexgard to your dog monthly.
Make sure all the pets in your house, even indoor cats are treated with a flea and tick control product. Remember, Nexgard is for DOGS ONLY.

For additional information, call 1-877-602-PLUS (1-877-602-7587)

Bravecto
12 week flea and tick protection
Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks, (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.

Bravecto, (fluralaner) Protecting Your Dog Like Never Before.
Proper flea and tick control is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Now you can give your dog a safe, effective, tasty chew that protects for up to 12 weeks. Bravecto stays strong and lasts long, killing fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks. Some products may lose their effectiveness before the end of a 30 day treatment period.  

Important Safety Information:
The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, polydipsia and flatulence.  Bravecto has not been shown to be effective for 12 week duration in puppies less than 6 months of age.  Bravecto is not effective against lone star ticks beyond 8 week after dosing.
For more information, visit www.bravecto.com


Simparica (sarolaner) chewables
All it takes is one pregnant female lea to start an infestation. She can begin laying eggs in less than a day. Eventually those eggs drop off onto your carpet or your furniture and grow into hungry adults. One female flea can lay u to 2000 eggs in her lifetime. That’s a lot of fleas! Once that infestation gets going, it can be very hard to stop. It may even take several months to fix it.
Fleas cause itching and skin irritation, making your dog uncomfortable and unhappy.
If your dog has a flea allergy, it can cause even more intense itching and scratching, which, in turn, can lead to hair loss and skin infections.
Once fleas infest your home, it can be hard to get rid of them.
The scariest thing about fleas is that they can carry tapeworms and other diseases that can affect you and your family.

Ticks can be found anywhere in the United States. They can also be found at any time of the year. Like fleas, ticks can be very small and it can be hard to spot them. Not only are ticks annoying, but some of them also carry diseases that can impact pets and humans.  

Because treatment is more expensive than prevention, experts recommend year-round protection to help keep pets healthy.

Simparica provides fast-acting flea and tick protection that lasts all month long.
In a study, Simparica blocked Lyme disease transmission.

To learn more, please contact Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support at 1-888-Zoetis1

Seresto
Seresto is an easy to use, non-greasy collar for your dog or cat. It offers a continuous supply of two active ingredients that are released in low concentrations for effective 8 month protection against fleas and ticks.

All the features you want in a flea and tick collar.
Easy to apply, non-greasy, odorless, water-resistant. No need to remember monthly applications. Available in three sizes: Large dog, small dog and cat.

Two active ingredients make Seresto unique.

Imidacloprid kills fleas through contact. Fleas do not have to bite your dog or cat to die.
Flumethrin kills and repels ticks. No other flea and tick product combines these two effective active ingredients.

The active ingredients are stored within the collar. Active ingredients are released in low concentrations for 8 months and are distributed over the pet’s hair and skin surface. As the active ingredients wear off over time, Seresto continuously replenishes the skin with a new supply of active ingredients.

How ticks attach and feed:
The mouthparts of a tick act like a tiny harpoon, ready to anchor into the dog’s or cat’s skin to begin feeding. This is when any number of diseases can enter the bloodstream and the real problems might begin. If a tick is repelled, it cannot attach and transmit deadly diseases.



How fleas create health risks:
Fleas can feed on your pet for hours, leading to serious health risks-
Skin problems may start with flea bites, which can cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), an allergic reaction that can lead to severe itching, constant scratching and hair loss.
Tapeworms can be caused by the ingestion of an infected flea.
Anemia may occur with severe flea infestations.

To learn more, visit seresto.com

Frontline
The Power Of 3 In Action

Effective
Kills adult fleas, flea larvae, flea eggs and 4 common species of ticks.
  2. Fast
Frontline Gold for Dogs starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes
  3. Lasts
Maintains efficacy through day 30

Frontline Gold Brand Products protect your pet with three tough killing ingredients: one to take out adult fleas and ticks, and two to kill the next generation of flea eggs and larvae before they can develop into adult fleas.

Frontline Gold uses two insect growth regulators to stop a flea’s life cycle.
Fleas are more than just a nuisance, they are parasites that can lead to serious illnesses in your pets.

Each female flea on an untreated pet can lay over 40 eggs per day, which can quickly lead to an infestation.
By the time you see a flea, an infestation may already be established in the environment.
Flea infestations can take weeks to resolve and be expensive to eliminate.
Carpets, bedding and furniture provide ideal conditions for immature fleas to develop into reproducking adults.


Biting adults make up only a small fraction of a flea infestation
Adult fleas can live 100+ days
Pupae can survive up to 174 days
The larval stage usually lasts 5 - 11 days
Eggs will hatch in 1 -10 days. The fleas you see are only 5% of your problem.

Ticks aren’t just gross - they’re dangerous parasites that can lead to serious diseases in pets,
Including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in dogs and tularemia and cytauxzoonosis in cats.

In certain areas, ticks can be a year-round threat and can be found in many of the same places your dog likes to go, including:
Parks
Nature trails
Wooded areas
Campsites
Even in urban areas, ticks can be brought into your yard by many tick hosts, including feral cats, white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, wild turkeys and coyotes.

Did you know?
The Black-legged (deer) tick may carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease These ticks now inhabit twice as many counties as they did 20 years ago and are reported in over 45% of U.S. counties.

Frontline Gold kills all stages of ticks. Some of the ticks that pose the greatest threats to pets in the U.S. are:
Deer Tick
American Dog Tick
Brown Dog Tick
Lone Star Tick

Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for fleas to die?
Frontline Gold for Dogs starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes. In a study, it killed 100% of fleas on dogs within 12 hours of infestation.
Why am I seeing fleas on my pet?
You are likely seeing NEW fleas on your pet, which are jumping on your pet as it moves through infested areas in and around your home. These fleas will be killed by Frontline Gold before they can reproduce. Depending on the severity of the existing infestation, you may continue to see new fleas jumping on your pet for up to 3 months. To help prevent new infestations, continue to apply Frontline Gold MONTHLY throughout the year.
Do I need to use Frontline Gold for Cats on my indoor-only cat?
Yes. Although your cat may not go outside, fleas do get inside. They can infest your untreated cat, leading to an infestation in your home.

For more information, visit www.FRONTLINE.com