Warm Weather Note
Warm weather is here and so are fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. These pests are more than an annoying nuisance; they each carry diseases that can be potentially life-threatening to your pets. Heartworms affect both dogs and cats and are spread by mosquitoes. The disease is easily preventable. Have your pets tested annually and keep them on a monthly prevention year-round, such as the 6 month injection ProHeart, chewable Iverhart Max, or Heartgard. We also have a chewable monthly preventative, Trifexis. It is an oral tablet that prevents heartworms and fleas. For cats we recommend topical Revolution.
Ticks can carry several diseases that affect pets, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, and a blood pathogen called Ehlichia. Fleas cause many skin problems and may carry Hemobartonella that causes anemia in cats. Vectra and Frontline Tritak are monthly topical treatments that can keep your pet free from fleas and ticks year-round. Nexgard is a new flea and tick prevention in chewable treat.
Please ask our knowledgeable staff to help you determine which preventatives are right for your pets.
Just a friendly reminder to leave your pets at home in hot weather! Even on cooler days, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures. Even on mildly sunny days, even keeping the windows slightly open won't stop the inside temperature from climbing to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and 120 degrees in 20 minutes. Pets can succumb to heat stroke or death after being left in cars unattended while their owners work, visit, shop, or run other errands. Be safe and leave your pets at home.
Eric Taylor, DVM
A Note From Dr. Taylor and The RVH Staff:
We now provide Lyme Disease vaccination.
Does your dog need to be protected against Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick and can be life threatening. While mostly associated with the Northeast, the prevalence in North Carolina is growing. Therefore, we recommend vaccinating all dogs with significant tick exposure or any dog who is traveling in the Northeast. For more information contact us.
Great news!!! We now have our very own online pharmacy!!! You can now get your pets quality medicines from the comfort of you own home! These medications are the same manufacturers-guaranteed products we carry here at the hospital. Click the Home Delivery link above to set your pets up today! Reynolda Veterinary Hospital | Create Your Badge