Pet Parasite Prevention in Chicago – Why It’s Important

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If you’re a loving pet owner in Chicago, you know our bustling urban landscape comes with its own set of challenges. But have you ever considered parasites? No, we’re not talking about those pesky parking tickets. We’re talking about fleas, ticks, and heartworms that can make your fur baby’s life miserable—and yours too. But hey, we’ve got some great news: right now at West Loop Veterinary Care, we’re offering some unbeatable special rebates on Bravecto and Sentinel that expire on October 31st, 2023. We believe in giving back, and this is just one way for us to show our appreciation. So, let’s dive in, and check out details of our special rebate offer below.

The Unseen Threat: Parasites in Chicago’s Urban Landscape

You might think that parasites are mostly a concern in rural or wooded areas, but that’s a misconception. Parasites are equally adept at thriving in urban settings like Chicago. From dog parks to your backyard, these pests can be anywhere. Don’t let the skyscrapers fool you; parasites can easily make their way into our concrete jungle.

Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms: The Big Three

When it comes to parasites, there are three main culprits you should be wary of: fleas, ticks, and heartworms.

  • Fleas: These tiny creatures can lead to skin irritation, allergies, and tapeworms.
  • Ticks: Not only are they skin-crawling, but they can also transmit diseases like Lyme disease.
  • Heartworms: Transmitted by mosquitoes, these can be life-threatening if not detected and treated early.

Risks to Your Pet: What Happens if You Neglect Parasite Prevention?

Ignoring the risk of parasites can lead to some pretty grim outcomes for your pet. Chronic itching, skin infections, and even severe diseases can result from a lack of proper preventive care. And it’s not just your pet that’s at risk. Parasites can sometimes be transferred to humans too—so this is a family issue.

Seasonal Concerns: When Are Parasites Most Active?

While it’s crucial to protect your pet year-round, parasites are generally most active from spring to fall. So, as you’re planning those beach trips or camping adventures, make sure you’re also planning a vet visit for parasite prevention.

A Guide to Prevention: Working with Your Vet for a Parasite-Free Pet

The Role of Preventive Medication

If you want to keep your fur baby safe, consult your veterinarian about preventive medication like Bravecto and Sentinel. These medications are formulated to deal with fleas, ticks, and heartworms before they become a major issue.

Regular Check-Ups: More Than Just a Routine

Just like humans, pets need regular check-ups too. A routine visit to the vet can often catch issues before they become significant problems. When it comes to parasites, early detection is crucial.

Special Rebate Offer – Don’t Miss Out!

We have a special rebate offer for Bravecto and Sentinel that you won’t want to miss:

  • Buy 2 Bravecto® get a $15 Instant Rebate
  • Buy 4 Bravecto® get a $40 Instant Rebate
  • Buy 6 Sentinel® get a $15 Instant Rebate
  • Buy 12 Sentinel® get a $40 Instant Rebate
  • Buy 2 Bravecto® and 6 Sentinel® get a $40 Instant Rebate
  • Buy 4 Bravecto® and 12 Sentinel® get a $100 Instant Rebate

This offer expires on October 31st, 2023, so act fast!

To take advantage of this amazing offer, or if you have more questions, feel free to call our West Loop location at (312) 421-2275 or our Streeterville location at (312) 766-5959. Remember, prevention is better than cure. So, make an appointment today and keep your pet parasite-free. 


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(312) 421-2275

(312) 766-5959