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Flea and heartworm preventatives are very important for your new puppy. Regular use of flea control products prevents problems such as tapeworm infection, anemia, and skin irritations/infections. Tapeworms in your dog are caused by your dog swallowing a flea that has ingested a tapeworm egg, which is why the control of fleas is very important in the management and prevention of tapeworms.

The regular usage of heartworm preventative is very important for the long life of your puppy. Heartworms are transmitted to your pup through mosquitoes. The female mosquito bites the pup, beginning the heartworm infection process. Adult heartworms cause major problems such as clogging the heart and other major blood vessels. they interfere with the valve action in the heart, causing reduced blood supply to other major organs such as the lungs, liver and kidneys. Dogs infected with heartworms sometimes show no signs of disease for some time, sometimes as long as 2 years...unfortunately when the signs are seen, the disease is well advanced, making treatment long, difficult, and expensive.

When you take your pup to the vet, please discuss the different types of flea and heartworm control that will best suit your household. At the Buckingham Ranch we use Trifexis [Website] for our flea/heartworm/intestinal worm control. It is available through our vet clinic:

Verandah Pet Hospital
Wendy Perra, DVM [Email]
14381 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers FL 33905
Voice: 239-332-8387

If you are located outside this area, ask your vet about this product. The important issue is to take care of the many problems that these parasites cause. From all of us here at Buckingham Ranch, we wish you the best, and welcome any questions you may have concerning health issues for your new pup!



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Breeder of Fine Australian Shepherds - Aussie Puppies Occasionally Available for Sale, Mini Zebus, Parrots