Pest control experts predict that 2018 will experience a severe flea and tick season due to highly fluctuating weather patterns that have allowed these parasites to survive throughout the winter and continue their life cycles. To help prevent the frequent pet concerns that arise because of these pesky passengers, The Hartz Mountain Corporation is proud to lend a paw to non-profit animal shelters and welfare organizations with the launch of the Help Us Help Them initiative, a buy one, give one donation outreach program. Hartz says helping protect cats and dogs from fleas and ticks as they await adoption by arming shelters with free preventative solutions embodies its vision to support a world where every pet leads a happy, healthy and long life with a devoted family.
While cats and dogs are under the guardianship of foster families, sanctuaries and shelters, staff and volunteers take great care to make sure all prospective family pets are healthy for their new beginnings. Identifying, treating and preventing fleas and ticks is an imperative step to making sure companion animals experience a comfortable stay while waiting for their forever homes. Flea and tick preventatives are among the top items requested by shelters to help reduce parasite-related allergies and diseases, discomfort and shelter-wide infestations.
The Help Us Help Them campaign will donate one Hartz Flea and Tick product to needy cats and dogs at shelters across America for every Hartz UltraGuard Pro topical drop product that is purchased by consumers from April 1, 2018, through May 31, 2018. In the 1960s, Hartz introduced its very first flea and tick collar. Today, Hartz says it is the No. 1 flea and tick brand, taking care of America’s pets for over 90 years. The Help Us Help Them initiative impacts the comfort and adoptability of needy cats and dogs with the help of consumers who regularly purchase the Hartz UltraGuard Pro topical products.
Hartz UltraGuard Pro topical drops provide dogs with fast-acting, effective monthly protection against fleas, deer and brown dog ticks, and flea eggs that can cause pet and home infestations. Hartz UltraGuard Pro starts killing fleas within 15 minutes and effectively prevents re-infestations for one month.
“Monthly flea and tick prevention is essential to the overall health of cats and dogs,” says Gregg Herman, director of Marketing at The Hartz Mountain Corporation. “The Help Us Help Them program runs during the onset of spring months, when it is important to protect family pets before the active season for fleas and ticks arrives. Because these parasites can also transmit diseases to humans, prevention methods are also beneficial to the people and these prospective pets they will share their homes with.”
Even after cats and dogs leave shelters, they remain at risk for hosting pesky hitchhikers, making them vulnerable to discomfort and disease. Fleas and ticks can be contracted year-round, both indoors and outdoors. Hartz says establishing an ongoing prevention and wellness routine is an essential part of ensuring long-term parasite prevention and happiness for all companion animals.
Hartz is committed to helping animal welfare organizations set the highest standards of care for every animal. This year, through its Hartz Loving Paws shelter benefit program, Hartz aims to substantially exceed its donation support compared to 2017 to help rescue groups make the greatest impact on pets and people.