Pick Up & Delivery Days
- Fibba #60, Bucerias, Zona Dorada. 63732
- Mon-Friday 10am-6pm (appointment only)
- Free Delivery anywhere in the Bay – Mismaloya to La Peñita (Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz, Punta Mita, Sayulita).
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Trusted Pet Supply Brands
- Inukshuk Professional Dog Food
- ProSeries Ultra Health Pet Food
- Corey Nutrition Company
- North Paw Grain Free
- Taste of the Wild
- Purina Pro Plan
Supplying Bucerias & Surrounding areas over 10 years..
We will deliver to Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanaxtle, Punta de Mita, Nuevo Vallarta.
As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it’s important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks. Getting rid of pesky fleas and ticks can be a hassle, but with the right products and if you follow these steps, fleas and ticks will not stand a chance.
There are two major steps to take to protect your dog against fleas and ticks.
- The first step to protect your dog against fleas and ticks is to keep the parasites out of your yard. Ticks can survive the winter in microclimates, and after the thaw a feeding and breeding female tick can lay hundreds to thousands of eggs at one time in your yard or nearby. Fleas can also survive freezing temperatures as immature pupae on wild animals or in your garage. Therefore it is important to protect your property from these parasites so that they do not harm your dog. Be aware that wild animals can also deposit flea eggs into your yard. Limiting the access these animals have to your yard or home can help protect your dog from fleas and ticks. One way to prevent this kind of infestation is to alter the landscape of your home by mowing the lawn frequently, trimming shrubs and trees, and removing any accumulations of leaves or dead plants. Also vacuum your home at least once a weak and always throw away the bag. This will maintain a healthy environment for your pet and help keep fleas away from your pet and from inside your home.
- The second step is to use a flea and tick control product. Even though we take precautions to reduce fleas and ticks in our yards and homes, we still must take extra measures to protect our dogs. Finding the right flea and tick control product can be tricky. Some products may only specifically protect fleas or ticks and not both. Other products may protect against both and against additional parasites. There also some products that will aim to kill these parasites, but offer no prevention against them. Before buying a flea and tick control product, be sure to consult with your veterinarian about which product best fits your dog’s lifestyle and environment. Also if you have more than one dog, remember to treat both. One untreated dog can lead to an infestation in your home. If you decide to use a flea and tick control product, be cautious of risky chemicals that could harm your pet or family. Some ingredients can be toxic and cause cancer. Be sure to follow all instructions when using these products and to use them with consistency. One missed dose of your monthly flea and tick control product can cause an infestation that can take months to resolve or further expose your dog to harmful diseases caused by these parasites. So to protect your dogs against fleas and ticks, take care of your home and yard, and maintain monthly applications of flea and tick control products throughout the year.
The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they have a comfortable and long, healthy life.
Poor dental habits for your pet can lead to a number of health issues throughout the rest of its body. American An untreated dental infection can spread to the heart, kidneys and other organs, and suddenly become life threatening.
The first sign of dental problems in your pet is bad breath. Take a look inside of their mouth and check the teeth and gums. Yellow, brown, or discolored teeth are another sign. As dental disease progresses, you may notice loose teeth and red, inflamed gums. Both dogs and cats will show an uncharacteristic reluctance to eating food or playing with toys and an overall sense of lethargy. Cats may show decreased grooming and increased drooling. You may even see your pet pawing at its mouth, as its gums become irritated. If you see any of these symptoms, the AVMA recommends taking your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible.
Checkups and cleanings
The best way to prevent dental disease from developing in your pet is to make regular appointments for health examinations with your veterinarian. After the exam, your vet may recommend an oral care regimen, schedule regular cleanings, or offer a specific treatment based on your pet’s current dental health.
Brushing and alternatives
Some Veterinarians acknowledge that only 1% of pet owners brush their pet’s teeth. Not only do more owners need to begin brushing, they also should use chew toys, treats and rawhides to help keep their pet’s teeth clean. Your veterinarian can recommend many of the products available to help maintain your pet’s oral health between checkups.
Foods that bear the VOHC® (Veterinary Oral Health Council) Seal of Acceptance ensure that they adhere to their strict standards and protocols. The VOHC® allow their seal to be used on products meant to help retard the development of plaque and tarter on the teeth of animals.
For now, though, good old dental habits like regular brushing, checkups as well as good eating habits are the best way to maintain proper oral health for your pet. While you or a family member can easily express oral discomfort, your pet cannot.
It is important to keep an eye out for the above symptoms and follow a pro-active approach to avoid discomfort for your pet and more costly veterinary procedures down the road.