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Critter Care offers Vectra 3D Flea & Tick prevention. The flea and/or tick does not have to bite animal to die. Reduces biting within 5 minutes of application. Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, mites (except mange mites), biting and sand flies, and lice.

Flea Information:

  • Can lay eggs 6 hours after biting
  • Can jump up to 13"
  • Can transmit flea bite dermatitis, tapeworm disease, anemia, bartonella, bubonic plague

Fleas vs. Vectra 3D:

  • Prevents future infestations
  • Triple action formula kills all stages of life
  • Kills fleas on contact. Fleas don't have to bite to die.

Tick Information:

  • Not normally born with disease. They feed on wild animals and pick up disease.
  • Can lay up to 3,000 eggs at a time.
  • Before laying eggs, a female tick consumes 600 times her body weight in blood.

Ticks vs. Vectra 3D:

  • Kills on contact. Gives ticks the "hot foot" reaction
  • Works for 30 days
  • Triple action formula kills more species of tick on contact

Heartworm Information:

  • Heartworm disease is blood borne disease spread by mosquitos
  • Heartworms live in the major blood vessels of an animal
  • They take up to 7 months to mature and can live up to 5 years inside an animal
  • An Animal must have at least 5 mature female heartworms for a heartworm test to detect them. Thus making year testing a necessity.

Heartworm Disease Clinical Signs:

  • soft dry cough
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness
  • nervousness
  • listlessness & loss of stamina
  • weight loss & poor condition
  • anemia

Heartworm Disease Diagnosis:

  • Blood Test for Adult Heartworms: only female heartworms will give off the antigen to be detected
  • Blood Test under a Microscope
  • Blood Chemistry: test liver and kidney function
  • Radiographs: Show swelling of large artery and hearts
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): detect abnormal heart rhythms
  • Echocardiography: Ultrasonic view of heart

Heartworm Treatment:

  • Successful 95% of the time
  • Includes a series of shots
  • Animal must be kept quiet and have limited exercise for 4 weeks
  • Start on heartworm prevention after treatment is finished

Heartworm Prevention:

  • Annual Blood Screening
  • Heartworm Prevention Program (Iverhart Max)

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Office Hours

Monday9am - 12pm1pm - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 12pm1pm - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm1pm - 6pm
Thursday9am - 12pm1pm - 6pm
Friday9am - 12pm1pm - 6pm
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The people that work at Critter Care really are committed to providing the best care possible to the critters brought to them. It starts at the front desk with well trained, friendly staff and carries forward into the exam rooms. Dr Lindley is so good with the animals and so are all her staff members. I know if my Sadie could enunciate her feelings, she would say "2 thumbs up "!! As it is, her wagging tail and grinning mouth say she is well cared for there. The groomer on staff, Jenn, is fabulous!! Bring your animals in, because Critter Care is a very good clinic and boarding facility.

Kathy S.
Childress, TX

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