Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital

1 Davis Road West
Old Lyme, CT 06371




Stop Fleas & Ticks / Instant Rebates on Preventatives



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Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital
(860) 434-8387
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(860) 434-8387 

Fleas, ticks &... Rebates!

We have limited-time offers that will save you
money on your pet's parasite prevention!

Details below!

$100 Rebate - Bravecto   $80 Rebate - Heartguard
$38 Rebate - Bravecto   $30 Rebate Heartguard
$38 Rebate - Bravecto   $20 Rebate Heartguard
$15 Rebate - Bravecto   $45 Rebate - Nexgard
$38 Rebate - Sentinel   $15 Rebate - Nexgard
$11 Rebate Sentinel   $10 Rebate - Seresto

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Icon w/flea and text: Fleas: spreading disease and itchiness.

Fleas may be the most well-known and notorious of parasites -- the A-listers of the pest red carpet, if you will. Everyone knows flea bites can be itchy and irritating, but fleas are much more than an uncomfortable nuisance - they can cause serious health issues and even death.
Cute brown tabby cat scratching at self.

Flea Fact: Only pets who are actually allergic to flea bites will itch from their fleas, so don't assume your pet is in the clear if you don't see them scratching.


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Cute Beagle scratching at itself. Icon w/tick and text: Ticks: blood-sucking arthropods.Ticks are real dine-on-the-one-you're-with types, and their generosity extends to the diseases they spread -- and not just to pets, but to people, too. These equal opportunity feeders prefer mammals, so with pets and their people sharing close living space, ticks on your pet often ultimately means ticks on you, too. Yikes!

Tick Tip: Ticks are serious multipliers. Some species lay 100 eggs at a time while others can lay 3,000 to 6,000 per batch. Talk about fertile little buggers!


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Icon w/worm and text: Intestinal parasites: pets & people at risk.

Intestinal parasites tend to receive less press than fleas and ticks, but they're equally dastardly. They pose significant threats to just about everyone in the household, furry and not, making them zoonotic. Children especially are at risk, so a good parasite prevention program will protect pets and kids alike.
Little girl napping next to Golden retriever, sweet moment.

Worm Wisdom: Fortunately, many veterinarian-recommended heartworm preventatives also treat and control hookworms, roundworms, and other zoonotic parasites. This means protecting your pet from heartworms can also mean protecting your entire family from those villains! 


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Cute Jack Russell Terrier with red heart appliques on body. Icon w/mosquito and text: Heartworm: the deadliest horror.Heartworm disease is devastating for dogs and cats. With a wide array of safe and effective heartworm prevention products available, it is easy to prevent this deadly disease. The same can't be said for treatment once infected.

Heartworm Hint: Because heartworm disease is dangerous to pets and difficult to treat and/or manage, preventing it in the first place is the best path.


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Icon w/unicorn: Indoor pets are not parasite-proof.

Indoor pets, especially those of the feline persuasion, can get overlooked when it comes to parasite prevention. While it would be gracious of parasites to respect our personal space and stay outside, they go where the food is. Parasites are skilled at hitchhiking and sneaking their way indoors. 
Pampered pets - Afghan hound mix and brown tabby hanging out inside home.


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It's a scary story with a potentially happy ending. Protecting your pet from parasites is easier and safer than ever. We have everything you need to keep your pet safe from the crawling terror! From parasite testing to providing the best parasite prevention plan for your pet's needs and your lifestyle, we've got you covered.

Your friends at Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital

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Spring is Around the Corner 


Springtime celebrations can pose a danger to your pet's health in several ways. 


There are also many household pet toxins to look out for!


CLICK HERE to learn more about our Spring Safety Tips



Household Toxins to Watch Out For

According to ASPCA Poison Control, these are the top ten household pet toxins:


1. Over the counter (OTC) medications were once again the most common group of toxicants pets ingested this year, making up 19.7% of APCC calls.  Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, joint rubs and herbal supplements all fall within this category. These items are commonly found in homes and are often stored in purses and backpacks.


2. Human prescription medications remained number two this year accounting for 17.2% of cases. CardiacADHD, thyroid, and antidepressant medications make up a significant amount of these cases. Always make sure your prescription medications are safely locked away, out of paws’ reach.


3. Food is number three, making up 12.1% of cases. Xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic and protein bars make up most of these cases.


4. Chocolate remains at number four with 10.7% of APCC cases concerning this sweet treat. That works out to over 67 cases a day! Dogs especially love chocolate and can eat enough to get themselves into trouble.


5. Veterinary products remained at 9.3% of cases. Chewable medications are tasty, and dogs will eat the entire container. Make sure to treat these products like prescription medications and keep them away from your pets.


6. Household items also remain at number six, making up 7.7% of APCC cases. Home improvement projects can expose pets to many potential toxins such as paint, adhesives or spackle.

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7. Rodenticide exposure cases increased in number in 2019, to 6.8% of APCC caseload.  Depending on the type, mouse and rat baits can cause bleeding, kidney failure, seizures or even death. 


8. Plants moved up to eighth place, making up 6.1% cases. Most of our severe cases involved cats and lily exposures.


9. Insecticide exposure cases dropped this year, only accounting for 5.1% of cases. Safer product alternatives and better handling of these types of products will help keep pets safe around these types of toxins.


10. Garden products remained in the same spot in 2019, making up 2.4% of cases. Many pets find fertilizers (especially organic products) irresistible. Make sure your pets aren’t ‘helping’ when you are out working on the lawn or in the garden with herbicides and soil enhancements.


With any potential dangers and toxins, it is important to keep these things out of paws’ reach. While accidents can always happen, the less accessible any of the items are, the less likely your pet is to get into them. 


If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24 hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.