Springtime not only brings longer days and warmer weather, it also heralds the advent of insect pests that can make both you and your pet's life miserable. Now is the time to arm yourself with pest deterrants and make sure your furry friends don't bring home unwanted guests.

One common misconception is that strictly indoor pets can't get fleas. Unfortunately, even if your pet doesn't sneak out for a little foray into the yard, fleas can find their way into the home; they can even hitch a ride on you! The best practice is to protect your pet regardless of where she spends her time. Many local veterinarians both recommend and can treat your pet with Advantage, a medicine that prevents not only adult pests such as fleas and ticks, but also stops the flea lifecycle. Contact your local vet to find out more.

Our featured pet this week is Indigo, a sweet Hound-mix lady who has been featured before. Indigo was brought to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a little shy at first, but will quickly warm up to you if you offer her a treat! She likes to go on long walks and spend time outside. Indigo is a charmer with her cream-colored face and floppy brown ears.

If you get a chance, check out the latest information on our website, www.ncspca.org. We are constantly updating it with the latest news. We believe you will find it both informative and entertaining.

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