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April is Parasite Prevention Month

External parasites (living on the outside of the body) are not just a nuisance for your pet and your family. These pests carry disease, stimulate allergies and contribute to skin and ear infections. Pets with external parasites tend to be itchy. Some external parasites can be seen with the naked eye (e.g.: fleas, ticks), however, others require a microscope to find. Some common external parasites that infect dogs and cats include:

  • Fleas: When a single flea is found, this represents a mere 1% of the entire problem: the other 99% includes their eggs and larvae that are developing in your carpets and bedding.
  • Ticks: Ticks represent an important cause of disease transmission.
  • Cheyletiellia: A mite infection also known as walking dandruff.
  • Lice: Appearance similar to dandruff. Lice on your pets are not contagious to people and vice versa.
  • Ear mites: These microscopic mites inhabit the surface of the ear canal and surrounding facial skin.
  • Scabies (or sarcoptic mange): Highly contagious infection caused by a microscopic mite. Scabies causes intense itching and can be transmitted to people.

Fortunately, there are many topical medications available to remove and treat these parasites. Some animals require oral medications to clear the infection. Many external parasites can be spread among pets and infest your home. It is important to treat all of the pets in the household and the environment as well. Please follow our detailed instructions for successful therapy.

This month we have 3 great free raffles at our hospital! No purchase is necessary, so stop in and enter!

  • 12 month supply of Revolution for cats!
  • 12 month supply of Parastar for dogs!.
  • 12 month supply of Sentinel for dogs that have had a negative heartworm test within the last twelve months! (This is required due to the possible dangers of giving heartworm medication to dogs that are positive for heartworms.)

April Events sponsored by Windcrest Animal Hospital

Pit Bull Pride’s Black Tie Bully Bash

Join us for this fun-filled event to benefit Pit Bull Pride of Delaware. Black Tie optional.

When: April 10, 2015 fro 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: World Cafe Live at the Queen, Wilmington, DE 19801
Cost: $35.00
Info and tickets: Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

Pet Caregiver and Grief Support

Support Circle Meetings at Windcrest Animal Hospital

Are you grieving the loss of a dear pet or caregiving to an aging, chronic or terminally ill pet? Starting in January 2015, Windcrest Animal Hospital will be hosting grief support and caregivers support meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. These meetings will be facilitated by Day by Day Caregiver Support. They are a non-profit organization for pet caregiver support.

There will be two sessions that you can attend:
7:00pm – 8:00 pm: Pet Loss and Grief
8:00pm – 9:00 pm: Current Caregivers or again and ill pets
Click Here for complete details.

Admission is Free. R.S.V.P. Windcrest Animal Hospital at customerservice@windcrestanimal.com or call 302-998-2995.