BREWSTER, N.Y., March 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brewster veterinarian Dr. Allison Glassman is reminding pet owners that parasite prevention in dogs and cats requires year-round vigilance and care. Fleas, ticks and heartworms can all be prevented with regular medication. Dr. Glassman recommends Vectra 3D®, a leading flea/tick preventative to keep pets healthy. Vectra 3D® is only available through licensed veterinarians. Dr. Glassman also recommends TriHeart Plus for heartworm prevention, Revolution for preventing fleas in cats, the PREVENTIC Flea collar for dogs and VET-KEM collars for outdoor cats.
Roosevelt Veterinary Center is educating pet owners about the best way to prevent common parasites in their cats and dogs. Fleas, ticks and heart worms are year-round problems that require proactive prevention. "Fleas and ticks are a serious problem affecting cats and dogs," said Dr. Glassman. "These parasites are more than just a nuisance. They carry diseases that can adversely affect a pet's health. The best way to prevent health problems is to stop fleas and ticks before they infect a pet."
Fleas are the leading cause for allergies in dogs. In addition, if a dog swallows a flea while itching, the flea can transmit internal parasitic worms. Flea eggs and larva can live in carpets, bedding and upholstery for months after their introduction into a home.
"We recommend Vectra 3D® for canine flea and tick prevention," said Dr. Glassman. "It is a quick and easy topical preventative and extremely effective at stopping fleas and ticks."
When applied monthly, Vectra 3D® protects against all stages of fleas, four types of ticks, and three types of mosquitos. Vectra 3D® kills 96% of fleas within six hours of application, and continues to provide protection after swimming and bathing. The topical medication spreads over the fatty layer of a dog's skin, without being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Vectra 3D® is only available through a licensed veterinarian. Roosevelt Veterinary Center is offering pet owners special savings on Vectra 3D. When pet owners purchase a 6-pack of Vectra 3D®, they receive 3 doses for free.
Dr. Glassman recommends Revolution and Advantage Multi for cats to treat and prevent feline fleas. This medication also prevents ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and some ticks, as well as feline heart worms.
For pets that frequently spend time outdoors during the warm weather months, Dr. Glassman recommends the PREVENTIC tick collar as well as the topicals. This water-resistant collar prevents ticks from attaching for up to three months.
"The PREVENTIC tick collar is the ideal complement to an existing topical preventative regimen," said Dr. Glassman. "For larger breed dogs that are active outside, PREVENTIC provides an extra layer of parasite defense."
For more information about flea, tick and heart worm prevention in dogs and cats, as well as additional recommended products, pet owners may visit http://www.rooseveltvet.com/to learn more.
Roosevelt Veterinary Center provides pet wellness care, vaccinations, pet surgery and animal emergency care.
CONTACT: Roosevelt Veterinary Center 888-667-5235Source: Roosevelt Veterinary Center