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|Parasites Can Be Ongoing Problem For Pets
Itching, scratching and irritation from parasites, such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas don't have to be a year-round annoyance for dogs and cats. Not only are these pests a nuisance, they can also be carriers of serious diseases and health conditions, such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and the allergic skin condition, flea allergy dermatitis. Fortunately, pet owners can protect their four-legged friends from parasites with a year-round preventative, as well as look to credible sources for advice and information to provide their furry companions with the best care possible.
To help, the Pet Parent Program educates pet parents about important animal health issues, the importance of regular veterinarian visits and strengthening the bond between pets and their parents. Created by Bayer Animal Health, the program includes a free club dog and cat owners can join. It offers:
• A specially designed Pet Parent Journal that pet parents can personalize to track their pet's health, veterinary visits, vaccinations, and treatments in one handy booklet. The journal will be available at no cost in hard copy while supplies last, but will also be available to download at www.Petparents.com.
• Access to information from the Pet Parent Council, a group of respected pet experts that provides useful tips and advice on the best way to care for your pet.
• Fun and interactive features for pet parents on the new Web site Petparents.com, as well as extensive information on parasite control products, K9 Advantix™, a monthly triple-protection mosquito, tick and flea control product for dogs and Advantage®, a monthly flea preventative for cats and dogs.
"An emphasis of the Pet Parent Program is encouraging a dialogue between pet parents and their veterinarians about health issues, such as parasites that are known carriers of serious diseases," says Dr. Jeff Werber, practicing veterinarian and member of the Pet Parent Council. "Members have access to information that will help them stay on track with their pet's health and keep these issues top of mind."
To learn more, log onto www.Petparents.com.
A free club for pet "parents" provides seasonal health tips and personalized offerings.