Shop Local: Top Pet Products We Offer
Where do you pick up your pet products in Castle Rock, CO? Many owners combine shopping for their pets with picking up their regular groceries. However, staff working in general stores tend to lack the specific product knowledge needed to be able to fully support owners with their purchases. This can make it difficult to know which products are right for your pet, and in some instances, could lead to you selecting those which don’t offer the right benefits, or which could potentially be harmful to your pet.
We are delighted to be able to offer conscientious owners the opportunity to be able to shop with the support of experienced, knowledgeable and fully trained staff on hand to help you with your purchases in Castle Rock, CO. We offer a wide range of essential pet products available directly from us.
March is National Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworms are one of the most dangerous of all parasites that can affect our pets. Dogs are their natural host, but it isn’t unheard of for cats to be affected. Heartworms are transmitted via mosquitos and it only takes a single bite from an infected mosquito to pass the disease on to your pet. Once bitten, the immature heartworms pass through the bloodstream where they set up home in the blood vessels of the heart and lungs. Here is where they will mature and eventually reproduce. Each heartworm can grow up to around a foot in length and their growing numbers will mean that the flow of blood around your pet’s body is compromised. This can lead to organ damage, and left untreated, heartworms are nearly always fatal.
Fortunately, there are a number of products available in Castle Rock, CO that can help protect your precious pet from heartworms. Here are some of our bestselling products which include some popular and effective heartworm preventatives:
Heartgard PLUS Dog Chews
Heartgard PLUS is currently the only real-beef dog chew that prevents heartworm disease. It also has the benefit of treating and controlling any pre-existing hookworm and roundworm infections. Just a single Heartgard PLUS chew taken on time each month will protect your dog from heartworms all year.
NexGard is the only FDA-approved chew that offers dogs monthly protection against both fleas and ticks and that prevents infections that cause Lyme disease. This is because NexGard kills infected black-legged ticks before they are able to transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
There are several different Bravecto preventative solutions. Bravecto is available for dogs and cats. This flea and tick preventative that protects canines and felines for nearly 3 times longer than any monthly treatment. It is available only on prescription and can be administered as one tasty chew, or as a topical solution that is applied using the supplied easy Twist’n’Use applicator. Also available is Bravecto PLUS which is designed for cats and protects against fleas, ticks, heartworms and other intestinal worms. A single dose will keep your feline furbaby safe for up to 2 months at a time.
Trifexis is another preventative medication that will protect your dog against a number of different parasites, including fleas, wicks, hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and heartworms. The treatment should be provided monthly and is available as a beef-flavored tablet that is easy to administer.
Just a single, simple-to-administer dose of this beef-flavored preventative will keep your dog safe from a broad spectrum of intestinal worms including heartworms for up to 30 days at a time.
Parastar Plus for Dogs
Parastar Plus is a topical preventative, designed specifically for dogs. This waterproof solution is easy to apply and provide broad spectrum tick control, as well as offering immediate protection against ticks and fleas. One dose offers fast-acting control for 30 full days before a further dose is required.
For more information on Heartworm prevention please call Brekke Veterinary Clinic in Castle Rock, CO at 720-709-2400 to learn more.