NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new drug helps pet owners fend off fleas and ticks even during the winter. Most of us expect that when the cooler months of fall and winter arrive we can have a respite from summer bugs such as mosquitos. This is not always the case for pets, however. Insects that torment animals, such as fleas and ticks, can survive the cold months quite well. Pet owners must continue a vigilant defense against fleas and ticks during the winter as well as during the summer to keep pets protected.
According to Dr. Craig Prior, a veterinarian at Murphy Road Animal Hospital, there is new hope for dog owners who battle fleas and ticks all year long. The revolutionary new drug, Bravecto, has combined strong flea and tick treatment without messy powders, sprays, shampoos or topicals.
"Occasionally a drug will come along that is an absolute game changer. This is one of those," says Dr. Prior.
One of the biggest obstacles in consistent flea and tick prevention facing pet owners has been compliance. Pet owners face major challenges when it comes to helping their pets go along with flea and tick treatment methods. Most methods are at best messy and inconvenient. Because Bravecto is an oral medication, owners no longer need to worry about fighting their dog and the mess that was sure to result. Another added advantage to using this revolutionary treatment is that it cuts down on risks to small children in the home who may be exposed to sprays, powders, shampoos or topicals.
Fleas and ticks can pose major health risks to pets and to humans who live in close contact with pets. Both fleas and ticks carry lethal diseases which pass easily from insect to pet to owners. When ticks and fleas are allowed to go unchecked, infestations can occur which are both hazardous and expensive to eradicate.
Bravecto has also been proven safe for use with breeding and lactating dogs as well. In the past, this dog population had limited options for flea and tick prevention. However, new research proves that it is even more important to keep pregnant and lactating dogs free of disease carrying fleas and ticks. Bravecto makes this possible.
This medication offers up to twelve weeks of flea and tick protection with easy dosing and has been approved by the FDA as safe for use with dogs. Talk with your vet to find out if this medication is right for your dog.
Murphy Road Animal Hospital is currently prescribing this medication for pet owners to help keep their pets flea, tick and disease free. Murphy Road Animal Hospital serves the Nashville and surrounding areas with veterinarian services, grooming, dental, pet lodging and more.
CONTACT: Murphy Road Animal Hospital, (615) 383-4241Source:Murphy Road Animal Hospital