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The doctors and staff at Wilderness Animal Hospital know you have many options when it comes to flea/tick and parasite control. We want to make your decisions easy and hope the following information 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 listed the products we recommend and prescribe.
For cats, we recommend using a preventative product throughout the year. This will kill adult fleas, prevent flea infestation, intestinal worms, ear mites, and heartworm.
Dogs should be protected throughout the year against flea infestation, intestinal worms, heartworm, and ticks. Dogs go places where they might pick up a “hitchhiker” flea, such as dog parks, groomers, or while traveling.
For heavy infestations in the house, you also need to treat the area with an area treatment. We recommend, Knockout. Starting on the preventative at the same time is important to prevent future outbreaks. All pets in the house should be on a preventative.
Frequently asked questions:
Feline: Revolution Plus (monthly, topical application)
Protects against fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, and heartworms.
Bravecto Plus (every 2 months, topical application)
Protects against fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal parasites such as roundworms and hookworms.
Canine: Simparico Trio (monthly pill)
Protects against heartworm, tick and flea, and intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms.
Bravecto (every 3 months pill)
Protects against adult fleas and ticks.
Puppies/Kittens: Revolution (monthly dose for less than 5lbs, topical application)
Kills adult fleas and prevent flea eggs from hatching, prevent heartworm, treat/control ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms.