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Summer Street Cat Clinic


WNY is seeing an uptick in ticks!

Ticks are more than just a nuisance; they carry dangerous diseases that are harmful to pets and their people. Their geographic range has been expanding and they are now well established in WNY year-round. While we have all heard of Lyme disease carried by the deer tick, there are now other tick species that carry serious and sometimes fatal tick-borne diseases. And, the bite of the lone star tick has been found to be the trigger for the newly recognized and life-threatening ‘alpha-gal’ allergy to red meat.

Fortunately, we now have a safe and effective preventative for your cat. The Seresto collar kills and repels four common tick species for 8 months. It is a cost-effective solution to protect your pet and lessen the chances of him bringing ticks into your home. Seresto’s special safety technology makes it unique in not requiring an EPA registration as other pesticides do. If only we could find such a safe and easy solution to protect people.

In addition to the Seresto collar, we encourage the periodic use of a flea comb to monitor your cat for external parasites. Even indoor cats are vulnerable to fleas and ticks, especially if there are dogs in the household. Please contact us regarding a special promotion for Seresto collars. We are happy to answer your questions regarding parasite control for your cat.