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Parasite Control to Protect You and Your Pet
The doctors and staff at Wilderness Animal Hospital know you have many options when it comes to flea and parasite control. We want to make your decisions easy and hope this handout helps you make the best decision.
We all feel prevention is the best approach to dealing with parasites. When choosing a parasite control product you need to ask yourself, “Do I want to prevent having a problem, or wait until I have a problem and then treat it?” We think prevention is the answer and that is why we have chosen the following products:
For cats we use Revolution. Using this product monthly, throughout the year will kill adult fleas, prevent flea infestation, intestinal worms, ear mites and heartworm.
For dogs we recommend an oral medication, Sentinel to be given monthly. Throughout the year it protects against flea infestation, intestinal worms and heartworms. Use Capstar to kill adult fleas, for dogs that go places where they might pick up a “hitch hiker” flea, such as dog parks, groomers, or while traveling. Capstar only last 24 hours – not a monthly preventative.
For dogs that are at risk of getting ticks (hiking/camping) we recommend the additional use of either Parastar Plus (a topical medication) or Nexgard ( a chewable tablet) to use when exposed to tick infested areas.
For flea infestations in houses with dogs we recommend using Nexgard, a pill that will kill adult fleas after they jump on and lasts 1 month. You also need to treat the house with an area treatment (we carry and recommend Knockout.) Starting on the preventative at the same time is important to prevent future outbreaks.
Frequently asked questions:
Sign up using the form or call 425-432-9975 to make your appointment.
Doctor always on premises during hours of operation
Closed for staff meeting second Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 pm.
For after hours emergencies please call either:
BluePearl Veterinary Partners (formerly ACCES) in Renton -
206-364-1660, then press 2
Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland
I really like the staff and our vet Melanie at Wilderness Animal Hospital,!they are very courteous and informative. I will be recommending this to all of my friends.