Back to today. Momma brought out the bad smelling treats again.
I asked her why I had to have these.
She explained that the first little pill, Interceptor Plus, prevents me from getting heartworms which is a deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes. I thought No way!!!
All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito to transmit little baby heartworms. When they grow they fill the heart and make it hard for your heart to work properly! With being in the southern part of the US, heartworm disease is very prevalent in our area. The other treat, Nexgard, is to kill any fleas or ticks that come near me. Ticks carry a whole host of diseases and fleas well they are just plain gross!
Lets get those treats out now momma.
So the trade off is two smelly pills per month to prevent heartworms and kill fleas/ticks. That doesn't seem so bad. I still don't like the taste but I guess I can handle it if its only once a month.
All done! Another month protected!