A Quest to Defeat the Villainous Flea, Heartworms and Other Foes #SentinelSpectrum

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Once upon a time, there was a canine knight who suffered from a terrible curse. The villainous flea and his brethren took great delight in biting his tender skin and sucking his blood without cease. No matter what Sir N tried and wherever he went, his torment never ended. He consulted the wise dogs of his village who counseled him to seek a magical elixir known as Virbac® Sentinel® Spectrum®. 
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With a hopeful heart, the brave knight departed and trotted North for many a day. He crossed high mountains and wide rivers and went through dense forests. Eventually, he came upon the magical tree that hid the elixir. 

After many years of torment and agony, could it be? Was a cure really in sight? Sir N licked his lips in anticipation as he gazed upon the elixir.

He swallowed the beef and bacon flavored elixir and his foe was no more. Sir N immediately pounced upon the flea and gave him a good thrashing in the name of dogkind. The flea’s dying squeaks were heard throughout all of the canine kingdom. And Sir N lived happily ever after.

Note the magical elixir must be taken monthly and is quite palatable. It protects against the following foes: Heartworm, Fleas, Hookworm, Roundworm, Tapeworm, and Whipworm. 
Sir N would like to advise his canine friends that even if you only see one flea foe, there can be hundreds more of their children lurking and waiting to hatch in the environment. They can survive up to a year before finding a host. Only five percent of fleas are adults and the remainder are eggs and immature fleas biding their time. 
It doesn’t matter if you are sleeping outdoors and going on quests or living indoors in a castle, dogs are susceptible to this itchy curse. If your dog would like to save the effort of making a long and arduous quest, you should consult the wise dogs (veterinarians) of your village so you can get a blood test and a prescription for the elixir (parasiticide). 
 An even more deadly enemy is the horrible heartworm. Nearly 300,000 dogs in the US contract heartworms each year from infected mosquitoes. Dogs that are inflicted show lack of energy, weight loss, and breathing problems. Without treatment, dogs can have damaged hearts and lungs and even die. Annual screenings with a simple blood test can help detect heartworm disease. 
There are many other enemies just waiting to invade. Intestinal parasites (hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms) can make dogs very ill. 
Join Sir N on his quest to eradicate these pests and talk to your wise dogs today. 
If you would like to learn more about Sentinel Spectrum, you can find more information at their website about parasites, a monthly email or text reminder or rebates.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Virbac® Sentinel®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Amanda Yantos

    April 16, 2016 12:00 am

    I can't remember what brand my dogs are on for heartworm prevention right now but I will keep Sentinel in mind for the future. Luckily we don't have a ton of mosquitoes in Arizona but I take no chances!

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  2. Jana Rade

    April 16, 2016 12:19 am

    I keep thinking, though – what if instead of lacing our dogs with chemicals we took care of the parasite problem? Such as "cured/vaccinated" the mosquitoes and ticks so they don't spread any diseases?

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  3. Christine Caplan

    April 17, 2016 2:42 am

    Such a sweet story – I love that the magical tree produced his flea medication! And N and his sweet toy — that first pic is adorable. Well guess where I was today- the vet as Sherm has flea allergy dermatitis so this post was super timely. He's on an anti-itch med as a result. Clearly I should have had him on Sentinel so thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. Cathy Armato

    April 17, 2016 8:44 pm

    Sir N, you are by far the most wise, as well as tenacious Terrior in all the land! Thank you for educating us about this magical elixir!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  5. Daily Dog Tag

    April 18, 2016 12:48 am

    I've never read about the villainous fleas and parasites in such an interesting way! Sentinel Spectrum sounds like a pretty good option, I just wished it eliminated ticks as well.

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  6. Janet Keefe

    April 18, 2016 9:01 pm

    Our worst problem here is ticks, and they are REALLY tough to defeat! We haven't found anything yet that works to our satisfaction.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  7. Team Beaglebratz with Lady Shasta

    April 21, 2016 2:18 am

    Mom Kim here – I don't get around to as many blogs as I would like but so glad I stopped by here this time. We have more problems with mosquitoes than fleas here aand have used Heartgard in the past but I know it is good to always switch things up in case any immunity is built up. This is something I will check in to. Great post – loved reading of Mr. N's quest.

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