Lyme Disease in Cats:  Fact or Fiction?

Hanford_iStock_000059404992_Large (1)We know that Lyme disease is a concern in people. We also know that dogs can become infected. If you have a cat that ventures outdoors, you may be asking yourself:  Is Lyme disease in cats a real concern?

Read on to learn about what The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center have to say about your cat and tick-borne diseases. Continue…

Tis the Season: Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm

iStock_000041719618_SmallEven if your pet isn’t one for the great outdoors, the threat of fleas, ticks, and heartworm is still a clear and present danger to your pet’s well-being. Fleas can live just as easily inside, as out. Ticks can come into your home (and on to your pet) by hitching a ride on your pants or shoes. And heartworm-carrying mosquitoes know no bounds when it comes to their invasion.

Because of this, parasite prevention for pets is a must this time of year. Ideally, prevention should be a year-round commitment for it to be as effective as possible (especially in the case of heartworm); but none the less, prevention during the summer months is crucial if your pet is to be protected against the illnesses fleas, ticks and mosquitoes bring. Continue…