OAKLAND PARK, Fla., Sept. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — There are a number of ways that pet owners can help ensure the safety and health of pets during Hurricane Season in Florida, reports Oakland Park Animal Hospital. Microchipping is a safe way to help pets reunite with pet owners and is currently affordably priced at 10 percent off its normal price of $53.95. In addition, the new Simparica flea and tick medication can be provided by an Oakland Park veterinarian to prevent potential illness from flea and tick bites if pets get outside. Hurricane season in Florida continues until November 30th and many pet owners have been impacted during previous hurricanes. Oakland Park Animal Hospital veterinarians and staff assist local area residents on ways to safeguard pets during peak Hurricane season.
Hurricane season in Florida can be a stressful time for beloved pets; make sure that they have access to plenty of food and water and are up to date on all necessary vaccinations. As part of their preventative care, make sure that their heart worm medication is up to date. Pets may get outside and come in contact with fleas and ticks. Simparica (sarolaner) is a chewable given to dogs that will begin killing fleas within three hours and ticks within eight hours and remains effective for the entire month. Pet owners can reduce the possibility of pets contracting a potentially life-threatening flea- and tick-borne disease by quickly eliminating them with Simparica.
Pets may wander outdoors when hurricanes hit the region. Indoor animals may become frightened and disoriented and get lost. To assist area pet owners and their pets, microchipping is an easy procedure that will help track lost pets and reconnect them to their owners. The microchip is injected under the loose skin of a pet and after the ID is registered with current information, area shelters and Florida veterinarians can contact pet owners when bewildered pets are brought in.
“We are currently experiencing hurricane season and there are a number of steps that responsible pet owners can take to help their pets get through the period safely,” said Dr. Spencer Ratnoff. “Dogs, cats and other small animals often become frightened during a hurricane. Pet owners should provide sufficient food and water, keep vaccinations up-to-date, give them medication for flea and tick protection, and get them microchipped so that they can be returned back to you.”
Dr. Spencer Ratnoff, owner and veterinarian at Oakland Park Animal Hospital, serves owners and pets in and around Oakland Park. Their professional team offers high-quality veterinary care and compassion to pets and pet owners. Services include vaccinations, heartworm treatment, microchipping and cold laser therapy.
Call (954) 644-7281 to schedule an appointment or to inquire about preparing pets for hurricane season. Visit http://www.oaklandparkanimalhospital.com/ for more details on their veterinary clinic.
Oakland Park Animal Hospital, (954) 644-7281