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April 2013
Greetings!
spring dog and kitten
Warmer weather and sunshine is
making a  comeback this time of
year. Along with warmer weather, come
ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and seasonal allergies. Ticks are the earliest headache.
tick sizes
 Tick Season 
Is Upon Us
Be sure to start your pet's tick and flea control this month. Experts feel this could be a record tick season due to weather patterns and the increase of the deer and wildlife  in our neighborhoods. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Erhrlichiosis, and other diseases to pets and people! Your dog should be tested every year for these diseases plus heartworm disease.  
Suburban checks for those diseases by performing the 4Dx blood test at your dogs annual exam. If you have deer in your neighborhood,  live in a wooded area or near tall brush or if you take your dog for walks, hikes, camp or travel... your pet is at risk! For more information about tickborn diseases and how to remove a tick, visit Tick diseases or Tick Removal.
 Tick Contol Options
advantix II
  
We have great deals on tick control products for your pets.  
  
Bayer Advantix II for dogs is applied topically and provides a months worth of protection for flea and ticks. We offer "buy a 6 pack and get 2 doses free." This will last your pet for the entire tick and flea season through November. The free doses make our per dose cost the best deal around. For more information visit, Bayer Advantix.
Click here to see how to apply Advantix.
  
Frontline Plus for cats provides topical flea and tick control for cats with exposure to ticks.
  
seresto A new option is the Seresto Tick and Flea Collar by Bayer. It provides 8 months of impressive stopping power for ticks and fleas. The Seresto Collar is available in 3 sizes, small dog, med/lg dog, and cats. Bayer offers a $20 mail-in rebate off your Seresto purchase from Suburban Animal Clinic. For more information visit, Seresto.
  
A vaccine is available for canine Lyme Disease carried by ticks. If your dog is at risk, it should be vaccinated.
Franklin Township Police K-9 Unit police dog  
Suburban Animal Clinic is located in Franklin Twp. The township is in west central Franklin County and is surrounded by the City of Columbus and its Suburbs. It contains over 10,000 homes and hundreds of businesses. The Franklin Twp. Police Department is developing a K-9 unit to help with narcotic detection, patrols and searches, plus safety and community education.
  
Suburban Animal Clinic is helping by providing basic medical and preventive care for the  dog (to be obtained next month). Due to budget constraints, the K-9 unit program will be fully funded on donations from individuals and businesses. If you would like to help, you can mail a check made out to Franklin Twp. Board of Trustees, Franklin Twp. PD, 2193 Frank Rd., Columubs, Ohio 43223. If you have questions, contact Officer Joe Mullins at 614-279-9411 or email Franklin Twp. Police. We will provide more information in the future.
Call to have your flea and tick medications ready for pickup. 614-276-5479
  
Sincerely,
  
Doctors and Staff
Suburban Animal Clinic
In This Issue
Tick Season is Upon Us
Franklin Twp. K-9 Unit
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Help us welcome our new technician Jewel Evans. Jewel graduated from Morehead State University in 2010 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.She enjoys developing relationships with staff, clients and pets. One of her favorite procedures is dental cleaning. She recently married in July of 2012 and looks forward to building her life with her husband. Her pet family includes 2 cats and 1 dog. Already she had expressed how she appreciates everyone's kindness, attention to detail, and love of animals at Suburban Animal Clinic. She will be a great asset to our team!

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