Certifect 3-pack, dogs 23-44 lbs
Our records show your dog needs a refill of monthly flea and tick preventative. All dogs living in Texas are at risk for an infestation of fleas and ticks. We are familiar with the misery fleas can cause--itching, chewing, scratching, hair loss & dermatitis. Fleas can also carry parasites, such as tapeworms. Did you know that your dog can get anemic from a heavy flea infestation? Severe flea infestations can cause a life-threatening anemia. Frontline Plus and Certifect both kill fleas that hop onto your dog; the "Plus" part of Frontline is an additional ingredient, an insect growth inhibitor, that keeps the eggs a flea may lay in your dog's fur from ever hatching.
Any dog can get infested with ticks, but some lifestyles put a pooch at higher risk than others. Dogs who go hunting, camping, go to the lake, board at an indoor/outdoor kennel, or are around other dogs who do these things, are at high risk of getting infested with ticks. Ticks are dangerous parasites--they suck blood, cause dermatitis wherever they bite, and can carry several life-threatening diseases. We've all heard of the risk Lyme Disease, carried by ticks, poses to people as well as dogs. What you may not know is that Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Hemobartonellosis are also carried by ticks. All of these diseases are potentially life-threatening to your dog, and are spread through the bite of a tick. Frontline Plus kills ticks in 8-12 hours, before the successful transfer of infective material can occur during the bite. Certifect has an additional ingredient, Amitraz, that makes your dog's skin feel like a hot griddle to ticks--they scramble around on the dog's skin trying to find a comfortable place, and get thoroughly coated with Certifect very rapidly. In addition, any attached tick will pull out shortly after application of Certifect, because its mouthparts feel like they're burning! Certifect kills ticks within 1-2 hours, and is ideal for managing dogs with high tick exposure risk, and where there's a persistent tick problem.
Both Certifect and Frontline Plus are applied once each month, 1 day before or 1 day after a bath. They are completely safe for use for all breeds of dogs and puppies. They are also compatible for use with all heartworm preventatives and prescription medications. The doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital recommend using Certifect or Frontline Plus with all dogs at risk of being exposed to ticks.
Did you know that you can purchase your Certifect and Frontline Plus at Windmill Animal Hospital for the same price as those other On-Line pet pharmacies? In fact, usually we are a few cents cheaper! We'll even mail it directly to you!