Bravecto Flea and Tick Control

With Spring (hopefully) right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about flea and tick prevention for your pets again.
Monthly applications can be easy to forget and sometimes difficult to apply. They also can be worrisome when you are using them around small children.
That is why this year, our clinic is now offering another form of flea and tick control called Bravecto.

Bravecto is the first oral chew to deliver up to 12 full weeks (3 months!) of flea and tick protection in a single tasty dose. And unlike other flea and tick products, you don’t have to fuss with collars or sprays or spot on treatments. Bravecto is safe for you and your dog it protects from the inside of your dog, so it won’t rub off on children or furniture. It doesn’t wash off and it doesn’t wear off, which is a nice solution for pets that spend a lot of time in the water.

Bravecto kills fleas and ticks for 12 weeks, is over 99% effective against fleas and kills more than 96.6% of ticks that may carry Lyme disease.

You can also sign up for free reminder emails for your dog’s next dose through Bravecto’s website.

If you are interested in this product please give our clinic a call at 906-786-8020. This is a prescription preventative so an up to date annual exam is required in order to purchase

Companion Laser Therapy

Is your pet suffering from arthritis and not able to move around like they used to?
Our Clinic is proud to offer a service that can help alleviate your pet’s everyday aches and pains; it’s called Companion Laser Therapy. We have already seen many patients benefit from laser therapy at our clinic!

Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast, so it can be worked into your busy schedule. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatments. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

Laser therapy can treat more than just arthritis; it can be used to treat multiple conditions, from ear infections all way to sprains and fractures.

We recently reduced our cost of laser therapy. For one treatment of one site it is $15. You can also purchase 6 treatments (one site) for $80 or 12 treatments (one site) for $150.

Laser Therapy does require a prescription from a Veterinarian, if you think your pet would benefit from laser therapy, please give our clinic a call 906-786-8020 and our staff would be more than happy to schedule you an appointment with one of our Veterinarians!

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Lyme Disease

Since September 1st 2014 we have diagnosed 13 Lyme positive cases in dogs.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks carry this bacteria, transmitting them to the animal while sucking its blood.

Common signs of Lyme disease include lameness, fever, swollen lymph nodes and joints, and a reduced appetite. In severe cases, animals may develop kidney disease, heart conditions, or nervous system disorders. Animals do not develop the tell-tale "Lyme disease rash" that is commonly seen in humans with Lyme disease.

Blood tests are necessary to diagnose Lyme disease in pets. If the results are positive, oral antibiotics are given as treatment for the condition. Dogs that have already had Lyme disease are able to get the disease again — they are not immunized against it — so prevention is essential. A vaccine for Lyme disease is available.

The Lyme vaccine is made up of a series of vaccines. Your pet would get the first Lyme vaccine. 2-3 weeks later the second Lyme vaccine is given, the vaccine then becomes once a year thereafter.

Call for an appointment for your pets Lyme Vaccine.

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