It can be overwhelming to choose a parasite prevention product for your dog. There are so many products on the market, it can be tough to know what the right choice might be. But rest assure that we are careful to select a handful of what we believe to be the best products on the market for our clients to choose from.
Things to Consider When Choosing Pet Parasite Prevention
While one size never fits all, we should have something that will work for your pet at the hospital. When selecting a parasite preventative for your dog, think about the following:
- Do (and your pet) you prefer a topical or oral prevention?
- What parasites do you need protection from?
- Do you have an active parasite infestation?
- Has your pet had sensitivities to other medications?
- How often do you want to administer the product?
- What is your budget?
- Does your pet take any other medications?
- Does your pet have a medical condition that might be affected by medications?
You may not necessarily know the answers to these questions right off the bat. If you need help determining what your needs are, please let us know. We are always happy to help.
Parasite Prevention Products We Carry
We are proud to carry a selection of the best canine parasite prevention options on the market. All of the products we carry are safe and effective.
Bravecto – Bravecto is the newest canine parasite prevention we carry. It is a tasty chewable tablet that is administered every 12 weeks. Bravecto protects dogs against both fleas and ticks and is safe for pets who are at least 4.4 pounds and six months of age. It can be safely combine with a heartworm preventative such as Heartgard Plus.
Sentinel – Sentinel is monthly chewable tablet that protects dogs against heartworms, fleas, whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms. Dogs must be at least two pounds and four weeks old before starting Sentinel. Because the flea prevention portion of Sentinel works by interfering with allowing the flea eggs to hatch and does not kill adult fleas, we may need to use something else to treat an active infestation.
Parastar – Parastar is a monthly topical parasite prevention that kills fleas, ticks, chewing lice, and some skin mites. It is safe for pets who are at least eight weeks of age. It is waterproof and provides excellent protection against pet parasites.
Pet parasite prevention is safer and more effective than ever before. It can be confusing, however, due to the number of options available. Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, itchy, and even downright unhealthy, so having a good prevention plan is key. We are happy to help you identify your needs and select the best parasite prevention option for your individual pet.