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Middletown Veterinarian Recommends Bravecto for Flea and Tick Control

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The veterinary team at Ani-Mall Pet Hospital is announcing that the hospital is now offering Bravecto for flea and tick control. Bravecto is a chewable tablet offering up to 12 weeks of flea and tick protection. It is safe for use with adult dogs and puppies aged six months or older who weigh at 4.4 pounds. Flea and tick protection is important year-round for Middletown pets, says the veterinary team at Ani-Mall Pet Hospital.

Year-round flea and tick protection is an important part of pet wellness care. The Ani-Mall Pet Hospital veterinarians say pet owners now have an easier way to protect their pets, thanks to the chewable tablet Bravecto. The tablet offers protection against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks.

"Bravecto provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection," said veterinarian Dr. Michael Barra. "It begins killing fleas and ticks within two hours and treats and controls four tick species. It is the only pill that is good for up to 12 weeks, which makes treatment and protection incredibly easy and effective."

Thanks to the chewable tablet's effectiveness and ease-of-use, Ani-Mall Pet Hospital is now recommending Bravecto for their pet patients.

Fleas and ticks are more than just pesky parasites, warns Dr. Barra. Protecting pets is essential to preventing the spread of serious diseases. Ticks, for example, can spread Lyme disease, which can be difficult to detect and cause serious neurological problems in infected pets.

Fleas are also a serious problem. A single fleabite can cause an allergic reaction in pets that lasts for up to seven days. Fleas can live outside in grass, soil and even sidewalk cracks. Once fleas enter a home, fleas can spread to carpets, upholstery and rugs, causing serious infestation that can be a real headache to treat.

"Prevention is always the best treatment," said Dr. Barra. "That's why we recommend oral flea and tick medication. It's the easiest way to keep pets flea and tick free. Many pet owners also find it easier than applying topical treatments."

In addition to year-round flea and tick protection, Dr. Barra is also reminding pet owners about the importance of heartworm protection. Ani-Mall Pet Hospital offers several types of heartworm medication for puppies, kittens, adult cats, and adult dogs. The veterinarian recommends pet owners schedule a diagnostic appointment to determine the best medication for a pet's lifestyle. All pets should be on a regular heartworm medication, says the veterinarian.

"Protecting pets from fleas, ticks and heartworms is absolutely essential to a pet's well-being," said Dr. Barra. "We offer a variety of different medications and are happy to make recommendations during an annual wellness exam or any appointment."

In addition to flea and tick treatment, the animal hospital also provides general pet wellness appointments, vaccinations, surgery, grooming, nutritional counseling, and boarding services.

CONTACT: Ani-Mall Pet Hospital, 1-888-667-5235Source:Ani-Mall Pet Hospital