Traveling with Pets
Pet Travel Across the United States
Traveling with your pet does not have to be complicated but there are guidelines to follow. Visit this link to verify you have everything you need before crossing state lines.
International Pet Travel
More and more people are traveling with their pets. Parrett Vet has veterinarians certified to provide you with your International Health Certificate. Please visit the Aphis website to find out the requirements of your destination country. They also offer helpful links and checklists to prepare you for your adventure.
Interactive Parasite Prevalence Map
Visit the CAPC, Companion Animal Parasite Council, for an interactive map demonstrating the prevalence of Lyme disease in your area or other areas around the US. You can also view the prevalence of other tick-borne illnesses, heartworm disease (transmitted by mosquitoes) and a variety of intestinal parasite infections.
Removing Ticks from Your Pet
This link has detailed information on how to remove ticks from your pet. We would like to strongly recommend you wear gloves when removing ticks to prevent contact with infection.
Use this chart to help identify tick types.
Lyme Disease & Vaccine Information
Lyme disease is on the rise in the Midwest. In fact, "Lyme disease is currently one of the fastest-growing vector-borne diseases buy modafinil in the U.S." For information about the vaccine to protect your pet, visit this link. Click around on the tick's legs for all kinds of interesting tick facts.
Heartworm Disease: Canine
Heartworm Disease: Just For Kids
Heartworm Disease: Feline
Facts About Heartworm "Season"
Check out this great video provided by the American Heartworm Society.
Viral Disease Information
Rabies - Just For Kids
Understanding Feline Retrovirus Infection
Sentinel & Sentinel Spectrum
Our clients know we've relied on Sentinel for many years to keep our dogs free of heartworm disease, fleas, hookworm, whipworm, and roundworm. We are thrilled to introduce Sentinel Spectrum. Their new formulation comes in a bacon flavored chew that is approved even for dogs with food allergies. It also comes with the added benefit of deworming for tapeworms. All this and wonderful promotions via mail-in rebates with the purchase of a 6 pack or a year's supply. Call today to get your pet started on Sentinel Spectrum!
Simparica: Tick Prevention in a Flavored Tablet
Easy to give: Remove chew from packaging and offer your dog monthly tick prevention that tastes like a treat! No messy application!
When used in conjunction with your Sentinel Spectrum every 30 days, you can ensure your dog will keep those parasites away!
Warm weather brings more time outdoors and more parasites to your pets. Don't worry, though! You and your best friends can enjoy the great outdoors without worry when they're properly protected. Effitix is our #1 tick product. It starts killing ticks in as little as an hour and works significantly faster than other tick products on the market. This topical product is easy to apply, fast acting, long lasting, and waterproof! Contact the clinic for more details.
Revolution for Cats
Did you know that heartworm disease can be difficult to diagnose in cats and there is no treatment for it? Did you know a flea infestation in your home is very expensive to treat and can take many months to fully control? Your kitty is at risk for these parasites, even if he or she is an indoor-only kitty. By using Revolution monthly, you can ensure your kitty remains free of heartworm disease and fleas. In addition, Revolution will deworm your kitty for hookworm and roundworm every month - these are intestinal parasites that can pose a risk to your human family members, as well. Visit the link to learn more about Revolution. Call the clinic today to get your kitty started on monthly parasite prevention. When buying in packs of 6 or 12, there are tremendous savings on your purchase!
Testing & Bloodwork
Prescription Usage & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Through Blood Work
Is your pet on long-term medication to manage an illness or disease? Regular blood tests may be warranted to keep ahead of any potential long-term side effects. This link lists some common medications and the frequency of recommended testing. As always, contact the clinic if you are unsure about when your pet should be tested.
Caring for Your Senior Pet
As your pet ages, more frequent exams become important. Stay ahead of illness by scheduling twice-yearly exams for you senior pet. Visit this link for helpful information on what to watch for as your pet ages.
Mosquito & Tick Illness & Testing