Dr. Halligan on The Today Show

Hello, everyone!

I am so excited to be appearing on The TODAY Show on May 21 to talk about how dangerous summer can be for your pets. This includes fleas and ticks! A lot of people don’t realize that fleas and ticks can transmit diseases to humans as well, including tapeworms from fleas and Lyme disease from ticks!

Having been a veterinarian for more than 25 years, I have seen hundreds of pet owners battle these pesky creatures and I always say when the world ends one of the few survivors will be cockroaches, fleas and ticks!

But fortunately, we have come a long way in battling fleas and ticks and thanks to PetArmor Plus IGR for dogs! We now have a safe, effective, easy and affordable way to prevent and treat them. The life cycle of the flea is the same as a butterfly, which are egg, larva, pupa and adult. The majority of the flea life cycle is not in the adult form but rather in the egg, larva and pupa so just treating the adults does not prevent reinfestation.

In addition to fipronil, the No. 1 vet-recommended active ingredient, Pet Armor Plus IGR for dogs has Novaluron, an insect growth regulator. Combined, these two ingredients kill adult fleas, ticks, flea eggs and even chewing lice.

In addition to discussing fleas and ticks during my visit with Kathie Lee and Hoda, I will talk about additional summer dangers for your four-legged family members. I hope you get a chance to tune in and learn how to best protect your pets during the summer months, and if not, be sure to set your DVR player. You won’t want to miss it!!

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