Ph: (732) 449-9224
2129 Route 35
Sea Girt, New Jersey 08750

Hours:
M thru F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Testimonials

  • My dog Finbar has been a patient at Sea girt Animal Hospital since 2000 and I can’t emphasize enough how caring and compassionate they are. From the front desk staff to the techs to all the doctors. Even the manager Candi has offered a kind word when much needed. I have always been treated both professionally yet with kindness as well. They truly show how much they love animals.

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    • E.F. Spring Lake Hts.

  • I have been coming to Sea Girt Animal Hospital for the past seven years. First was with our Westie Angus, now it is with our new puppy, a Havanese named Theo. It has been a trying year for our family; we recently lost our beloved dog Angus after a lengthy illness. Everyone at Sea Girt Animal Hospital has been so wonderful throughout this whole process.

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    • Jacqueline Garcia

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    • Wall, NJ

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Sunday, 10 August 2014 15:30

3 Flea and Tick Control and Prevention Treatments You Need to Know

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With the summer weather, comes a wealth of opportunities to participate in outdoor activities for dogs and our other beloved pets. And we sure do love when the great weather permits us - pet owner and pet alike - to enjoy that outdoor fun. But with the summer season also comes some unwelcome guests, such as pesky blood-sucking and disease-infested parasites like fleas and ticks.

Fleas and ticks are the primary concern for most pet owners. Fleas can drain your pet's blood supply, carry internal parasites, such as tapeworms and they can infest your home. And of course these harmful insects also cause allergic reactions and skin disease too. Ticks carry even more diseases, such as Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis, Lyme and many others. The best way to deal with fleas and ticks is to practice active prevention, instead of trying to deal with the disease and infestation after it occurs.

Consider the following three effective options for protecting your dog or other pet from fleas and ticks.

  • Flea and Tick Collars - The best choices: Preventic, which is designed only for ticks, Scalibor, which is effective for fleas and ticks and lasts six months and Seresto, which lasts eight months.
  • Topical Flea and tick Medication - There is a large variety of topicals on the market today. Our Sea Girt Animal Hospital in NJ sells and recommends Vectra 3D. Topicals must be applied monthly to be effective. Use caution for contact with humans and cats until the product is dry with many brands. They work via kill factor vs. repellency. Small dogs in particular can have adverse skin reactions to many of the topicals. Some environmental resistance and decreased effectiveness has been noted in certain areas.
  • Oral Flea and Tick Medication - Some brands of heartworm preventative, such as Sentinel, have flea control added, but no tick preventative. Two new products include Nexgard, a once-monthly pill, and Bravecto, a flea and tick preventative oral medication that lasts three months.

No two pets are alike, so be sure to ask your veternarian to help you choose the best type of flea and tick prevention for your pet. If your preventative solution works, stay with it. Just remember, flea and tick prevention is worth hundreds of dollars in savings, when compared to the cost - both financial and emotional - of having to chemically treat your home or deal with the side effects and damage left from disease and debilitation caused by flea and tick exposure.

By Marisa Sabia, DVM

Testimonials

  • I have had the good fortune of a being a client of Sea Girt Animal Hospital for the past 14 years. In fact, since we moved back to Jersey City several years ago, we continue to travel back to the shore to have our pets seen by the SGAH staff.  From the receptionists to the doctors the care my pets receive is loving, complete and effective.  I recommend SGAH to anyone who craves the best in care for their pets.

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    • L.C.

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Sea Girt Animal Hospital

Sea Girt Animal Hospital is a premier animal hospital conveniently located at 2129 Route 35 in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

We have five wards, five exam rooms, 13 outdoor runs, two offices, large surgery and x-ray facilities, in addition to several treatment rooms and a fenced yard. We provide specialized care to dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and some reptiles for routine exams.