We are all very happy that spring is here, keep in mind these
important points about your pet.
- Tick season begins with the first warm day, protect your dog
and cat with monthly preventives. There are many choice available
now, be sure to use the most appropriate product and dosage for
- Fleas usually arrive a bit later in the season, but consider
your pets possible exposure. Many tick preventatives also protect
- Spring is the time of year to start up Heartworm preventative.
The heartworm is a worm that is passed by mosquitoes from host to
host (your dog or cat) and lives in the right side of the heart and
pulmonary arteries. Have your dog tested yearly before giving the
preventive to because treating an infected dog is dangerous.
- Dog license renewals are due in June. All dogs 6 months and
over must be licensed with the town you live in. Spayed and
neutered dogs generally cost less to license. Proof of current
rabies certificate is required.
- Your money is hard at work - A dollar or two from each dog
license goes to state animal control and the remainder is for the
town to disperse. Most towns depend on this money to support the
town animal control officers and the town pound or shelter.