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Save Bucks – Yup, And Even ‘Poo’ on Parasites With a Rebate!
When it comes to money who doesn’t want to save money? Nobody has money to burn – so here’s my secret. I like things easy, cost effective, and that work. That’s why we truly are enjoying SENTINEL® SPECTRUM®, it is one of the easiest preventative treatments you’ll ever give your pup – and there’s a rebate up to $25 to boot! We dig saving money – honestly, in this day and age, who doesn’t? So join us, save bucks and poo on parasites with #SentinelSpectrum! SENTINEL SPECTRUM is a ‘flavor ta style chew that will your dog will happily take each month – bacon or beef flavor, if your dogs are like mine, they will consider it just like any other tasty treat. No need to ‘hide’ it in something else, the flavor is enticing. To make things easy for busy pet parents juggling a number competing priorities, SENTINEL thoughtfully created a monthly text reminder, so heck it even gets easier – check it out here, we just love it!
But Come On Now, What Makes Sentinel Spectrum So Special?
Parasites…. they are a bummer! And they’ve been around a long time, so what makes this particular parasite control so special, you ask? Well, I’ll be honest – and it’s a bit hard – but here we go. Spike, our little 4.5 pound Chihuahua about 4 years ago suffered a reaction from parasite prevention. Your thinking vomiting and such, right? Wrong – no, he had a very bad response and I found him on the floor unable to lift his body. It was scary and bad and I felt so horrible for having given him something without truly understand the risks. Most parasite control is for dogs larger than 5-8 pounds – and I got Spike’s parasite control from a vet, so what was to worry? Apparently a lot. Poor little dude. He saw a neurological specialist for a while and eventually he passed all of his tests and from that point on I gave him a natural essential-oil based spray. But, we have a country cabin where skeeters are almost as big as Spike – so I was always super careful and nervous. After doing a lot of studying and learning more about SENTINEL SPECTRUM I was so relieved to finally find a product that works for teeny, tiny tikes!
What are Parasites?
Now that we’ve found a great parasite control product that works for all of our fuzzy children, even our tiny one – we feel relieved to know we are fully protected. But protected from what I hear you wondering! Most people easily recognize the standard parasites, fleas and heartworm and the like, but did you know that the 6 most common ones aren’t easily treated with one product? I can hear you from here: “Six!?!” Yup, it’s true there are a lot of gross and potentially life threatening parasites that can harm your pups. These include: the two mentioned above, plus hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm. That’sa lotta worms! With one monthly SENTINEL SPECTRUM yummy flavored chew you’ll give your pups the protection they need from sicko little parasites! SENTINEL SPECTRUM protects against several common types of worms it stops the invaders at the source, halting the growth cycle that can occur in your dog’s heart or lungs (heartworms) as well as (other types of worms) the liver, GI and occasionally muscle or eye. When you get this type of of protection of SENTINEL SPECTRUM you’ll seriously guard against the need for other deworming, and this can save you time and money.
Survey Results and What Are the Facts? Year Round Protection?
Remember my prior post where I asked my readers to take a survey to help identify what readers do and don’t know about parasites? Well, the results are in:
- 80% of respondents said that heartworm protection was either a High or Very High priority to them as pet parents – yippee, that’s great news!
- 84% of respondents said that flea protection was either a High or Very High priority for them as a pet parent – ditto!
- 79% of respondents said that they provide their dog flea prevention all year long whereas 20% said that they only provide flea prevention during the spring and summer months – I hear you, I used to do so online the warm weather, until I did my research and found out how long parasites can live!
- 70% of respondents said that a dog can contract tapeworms from ingesting just one infested flea – yes indeed, I have some smart readers!
- 90% of respondents said that tapeworm segments can be found near a dog’s anus, in feces and/or where he lives and sleeps – I know this one all too well, and yup, you can!
Save Bucks and Poo on Parasites #SentinelSpectrum
We’ve been giving our pups SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® for about 4 months, and have been really pleased! Nothing bad to report, and we feel so relieved to find a quality, safe parasite product that we can give all of our dogs – not just those that are larger than single digit pounds. Plus, we’ve cashed in with our rebate and you should to, so don’t forget: here’s where you can get your rebate up to $25! Parasites are nothing to sneeze at – parasite control is an important part of helping to proactively manage your pet’s health. Make an appointment to visit your vet, discuss the parasite concerns that you have for your dog, and then get your paws on SENTINEL SPECTRUM. Thanks for reading, and until next time – take care and keep on lovin’ your dog!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM®. The opinions and text are all mine.