It's that time again. Time to start flea control products on your pets to prevent flea infestations. Because of the very warm Winter in St. Louis, it is expected that we will experience a bumper crop of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes this Summer and Fall. As with most potential situations, prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don't wait until you have a pet and house infestation of fleas. Start prevention now.
St. Louis Cat Clinic has Advantage Multi and Revolution which are applied once a month through December yearly. If the Winter is a warm one, use flea control all year. Both of these products kill fleas, ear mites, some skin mites, Roundworms and Hookworms. There is some degree of mosquito repellent in addition. Both products are heartworm preventatives also. More mosquitoes, means more possibilities for heartworm transmission via mosquitoes even though cats are not as good a host as dogs.
Pets with fleas will probably get Tapeworms and need worming. Prevention will save money and aggravation.
Promotions available at St. Louis Cat Clinic: Advantage buy a box of 6 and get 2 free. Revolution has a promotion : buy 9 and get 3 free.
Joan M. Freesh, DVM