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Why Do Dogs Need Protection?

See why it’s so important to protect your best friend. An article by Simparica Trio.



1. Heartworm Disease

Heartworm can be deadly to dogs, it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito

When a mosquito bites a dog that’s infected with heartworm it picks up tiny larvae, which it then can spread to other dogs when it bites them. Once in the bloodstream, these larvae mature into adult heartworms. There can be hundreds of adult worms living in the heart and lungs. This can cause severe lung disease and heart failure that can be deadly.

Simparica Trio Heartworm Disease

2. Ticks

Simparica kills paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks fast:

  • Reducing risk of disease or paralysis
  • Kills three key Australian ticks including the deadly paralysis tick


3. Fleas
Fleas can quickly infest your home.
Fleas may be small but they can quickly turn in to a much bigger problem
Once fleas get into the home they can infest carpets, furniture and bedding, and it can take months to get rid of them. If fleas on your dog are left untreated, they can lead to further complications such as dermatitis, flea tapeworm and secondary skin infections.

  • Fleas start to bite within 5 minutes.Those bites can also lead to infectious diseases.5
  • A dog’s reaction to flea bites may vary from sores and inflammation to hair loss.
  • Fleas can lay up to 1300 eggs within 50 days,4 but Simparica Trio kills them before they can even lay eggs. In studies it started killing within four hours, and achieved 100% effectiveness in eight hours.


4. Heartworm
Heartworm can be deadly to dogs, it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito.

When a mosquito bites a dog that’s infected with heartworm it picks up tiny larvae, which it then can spread to other dogs when it bites them. Once in the bloodstream, these larvae mature into adult heartworms. There can be hundreds of adult worms living in the heart and lungs. This can cause severe lung disease and heart failure that can be deadly


5. Intestinal Worms
Intestinal worms can pose a serious danger to your dog.
Intestinal worms such as roundworm and hookworm can cause stomach upsets and intestinal blockages in your dog. Some intestinal worms can also spread to human members of the family, including young children.

  • Intestinal parasites can grow throughout the intestines.
  • Symptoms include stomach swelling, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Infected dogs can contaminate the home, putting other pets and people at risk.
  • Puppies are more commonly infected.